PODCAST #6 – electric voice theatre: Women, Science & Music

Essex 2020 podcast episode 6

The Essex 2020 podcast

In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity.  In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future. 

In this episode: Frances and Herbie from electric voice theatre



electric voice theatre is an award-winning contemporary music theatre acappella ensemble, commissioning and creating cutting-edge vocal music for theatrical performance, and participating in creative multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Their major project, Minerva Scientifica, is an evolving music-theatre work, reflecting the lives and work of British women scientists told through the music of British women composers.

In a special commission for Essex 2020, Chelmsford City Theatres have teamed up with electric voice theatre and Essex Music Hub for to create Minerva Scientifica: Echoes from Essex; a project celebrating remarkable women in science and music from the county’s past and present.

The 6-month programme features a virtual choir, specially commissioned pieces of music, online children’s workshops, community music compositions and much more.

Richard Freeman talks to singer, composer and Artistic Director of electric voice theatre, Frances M Lynch, and sound engineer and producer Herbie Clarke, about the origins and ambition for the project.


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Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative. 

This is an always possible podcast.

The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts