Alison Blunt


After a classical violin training at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Blunt’s fascination with sound, motion and space has led her into solo and collaborative projects nationally and internationally, exploring the boundaries between art forms and genres and creating, performing and recording new work.

She works internationally with a diverse array of improvising artists, performing regularly with London and Berlin Improvisers Orchestras, Barrel, Barcode Quartet, Hanam Quintet, Burning Wood, Lode, Pieretten Ensemble and many ‘ad hoc’ improvising ensembles. Other collaborators include: with Apocryphal Theatre, Apartment House, Renee Baker, John Bisset, Adam Bohman, Javier Carmona, Lawrence Casserley, Viv Corringham, Guy Dartnell, John Edwards, Sue Ferrar, Pete Flood, Flow Motion, Fluxx Theatre Company, Annette Giesriegl, Kay Grant, Sylvia Hallett, Elisabeth Harnik, Tristan Honsinger, Juun, Ivor Kallin, Anna Kaluza, Julie Kjaer, Josef Klammer, Caroline Kraabel, Dominic Lash, David Leahy, Tony Marsh, Hannah Marshall, Marcio Mattos, Neil Metcalfe, Adrian Northover, Orphy Robinson, John Russell, Noura Sanatian, Mark Sanders, Ian Smith, Tasos Stamou, Joel Stern, Benedict Taylor, Ricardo Tejero, Dave Tucker, Jackie Walduck, Ute Wassermann, Els Vanderweyer, Veryan Weston & Michael Zerang.

Recent releases include You’re It with Barcode Quartet (released with SLAM Productions, 2012), Gratuitous Abuse with Barrel (released with EMANEM, 2011), Quartet Improvisations with Tony Marsh, Hannah Marshall and Neil Metcalfe (released with psi records, 2011).

”Alison Blunt’s playing is unique. Eerie, gut-ripping rattles and chokes from hell are interrupted by ringing notes of heavenly hope. I have never heard anything like it…” – Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express