Portia is a music composer for stage and screen. Her career began in 2011 when she teamed up with Woodwork Music and RAW Productions, which resulted in her first commission, composing music for an FA CUP campaign. Since then, she has continued to score for films, documentaries and managed to secure her first TV placement for the 2014 Santander commercial, which she co-composed and performed with David Lowe. She has also branched out and explored various other pathways, composing for live performance, art installations and dance, naturally guiding her to the Daisy Farris Dance Collective. She collaborated on their debut dance piece ‘Silence the Song in them…’ which was premiered at Resolutions! Portia found watching the rehearsals eye opening and quite revolutionary, as the dancers would sculpt themselves around her music thus evolving the piece each time the music was altered. This was a very different approach to score for already edited on-screen visuals, she found it much more free, experimental and gratifying. This initial experience brought about new collaborations with other dancers and artists from various other platforms. Portia is looking forward to the next adventure with the DFDCollective.
Visit Portia’s website here: www.portiagraves.co.uk