Hannah Peel is a Northern-Irish electronic music composer.
Peel was first known for creating handmade music boxes, composing, recording and performing with them under the title ‘Rebox’. Peel’s solo album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ was released in 2016 to critical acclaim, with Q Magazine describing the album as a “sublime electronic opus.” The album explores Peel’s experience of her grandmother’s dementia, reflecting on the memory loss and confusion caused by the disease.
Peel has worked with numerous collaborators in wide ranging projects. She plays as a member of The Magnetic North, a highly praised collaborative project with Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad And The Queen, Gorillaz) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival). She has also released records with many other collaborators including the electronic group John Foxx and the Maths, and Beyond the Wizards Sleeve.
In 2012, Peel co-composed the music for the Sadlers Wells Theatre production ‘Compass’ working alongside film maker and visual artist Tal Rosner.
Peel’s music has been used on television and film releases, including on the trailer for ‘American Horror Story’, and title music for the UK series ‘Dates’. The latter won her a Royal Television Society Award in 2013.
In 2016 Peel unveiled a new space-age alter-ego, Mary Casio, playing analogue synth compositions with a 33-piece colliery brass band. The Observer describes Peel as “a great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire.”
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