Collaborations and projects

matthew halsall

Josephine collaborated with Jazz trumpet player and band leader Matthew Halsall on his well received current album 'Into Forever'. The album has been met with splendid reviews and was nominated for album of the year at Giles Peterson's World Wide Awards 2016. Josephine has also joined Matthew on stage during his tour following the release of the album.

Josephine has been working with 'HOME' in Manchester who commissioned her to compose two live scores as part of their launch in 2015. The first commission was ‘Celluloid History Songs’ a collection of silent footage gathered from the Northwest Film Archive and culminating in the creation of six new songs performed alongside scenes of Manchester and the northwest in the early 1900s. The second and much more ambitious live score came in the form of 'Haxan': witchcraft through the ages, a documentary made in 1922, tracing the misconceptions of the demonic. Together with four music students from the University of Salford Josephine created a live electronic-acoustic score to accompany this occult classic. The project was an ambitious fusion of song and electronica which allowed Josephine to expand her diverse creative ideas and skills as a songwriter, arranger and sound artist.