Vulva Voce UK, GB-SCT

Creating radical musical experiences, Vulva Voce puts performance at the forefront, combining movement, experimentation and improvisation to produce a truly dynamic show. They combine their musical influences of folk, contemporary classical, techno, and beyond, to push the boundaries of how a string quartet can sound, perform and engage with an audience.

At the heart of their performances is the empowerment of women’s voices and stories. The music they play is entirely created by women and underrepresented artists from across history, including original music and specially commissioned works. Imagine this, fiery folk music and lush Gaelic folk song, followed by Renaissance madrigals written by groovy nuns in the 1500s, combined with hardcore techno beats.

Over the past two years, their innovative approach has gained them publicity on the GRAMMYS website, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Manchester, The Strad and Slipped Disc. They have performed across UK and Europe and have collaborated with artists such as Esther Swift, Good Habits, Ringdown (Caroline Shaw and Danni Lee), Ash, The Beatbox Collective and more. In March 2024, they attended South By South West festival in Austin Texas as well as releasing their second single, ‘Weaver’s Key’. Their first single ‘Smeòrach Chlann Dòmhnaill’, released last year, has gained traction across multiple streaming platforms.