Jessica J. Lee is a British-Canadian-Taiwanese author, environmental historian, and winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Banff Mountain Book Award, and the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award.
She is the author of two books on nature writing titled Turning (2017) and Two Trees Make a Forest (2019), which was shortlisted for Canada Reads 2021. Lee has a PhD in Environmental History and Aesthetics and was writer-in-residence at the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology in Berlin between 2017–2018. She is also the founding editor of The Willowherb Review and a researcher at the University of Cambridge.
Claudia Molitor is a composer, artist and improviser whose work hovers between music and sound art; extending across contemporary art practices, such as video and installation art. Exploring the role listening can play in our world and embracing collaboration as compositional practice is central to much of her practice.
Recent large scale works by the artist include Sonorama, an episodic work for a train journey, with Electra Productions, Turner Contemporary and the British Library, which received a British Composer Award in 2016; Vast White Stillness, a performance installation and collaboration with director Dan Ayling, for Spitalfields Festival and Brighton Festival; The Singing Bridge, installed at Somerset House and Waterloo Bridge during the Totally Thames festival; Walking with Partch for the Cologne based ensemble Musikfabrik at hcmf//; the headphone piece Auricularis Superior at the World Music Days in Tallinn (Estonia) in 2019; an ever-evolving work Decay in collaboration with composer, improviser Tullis Rennie around Europe and the US.
Molitor is currently touring the audio-visual installation Listen to my World to Wilde Western (Kortrijk/Belgium), Spor (Aarhus/Denmark), hcmf// (Huddersfield/UK), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens/Greece), Time of Music (Viitasaari/Finland) https://listentomyworld.co.uk and an album of songs Have you Ever will be released this summer on nonclassical.