Alwynne Pritchard is an energetic and provocative presence on the British New Music scene. Her music challenges, quite deliberately so, on a number of levels. Not least of these is her involvement of both performer and listener in the creative process. Many of her works can be seen as sound sculptures, or installations, set within a landscape in which the listener navigates and finds her/his own way through the silences that often separate the strands of musical material, a use of silence that is both deft and vital to the conception of the music. In September 2008 Alwynne became the Artistic Director of the Borealis Festival in Bergen Norway, where she now lives.