A b o u t

Alliyah’s interdisciplinary practice gravitates towards embodied and meditative processes. She harnesses song, somatics and sculpture to create ‘sonorous myth’ installations and performances. Woven soundscapes materialise taking the form of multi-layered tape loops, collaging her voice, foraged field recordings and memories- which are later crafted through the use of reel-to-reel tape and cassette machines. Her specialism as a ‘vocal-led experimental composer’ takes the form of soundscapes which are often accompanied by sculptural relics which become ‘activated’ in live performances using movement and vocal scores. The work shrouds the audience in a slowed, surreal state revealing the bedrock of her research which investigates myths, folkloric tales or science fiction stories concerning queer ecological perspectives and histories. These narratives act as collective vessels which purge emotional material and offer nurturing matter for another to mould.

R e s i d e n c i e s   A w a r d s  &  O p p o r t u n i t i e s

> Hospitalfield Graduate Resident and Mentorship Programme 2023
> Scottish New Music Award 2023, Winner for Sonic Arts ‘Selkie Tape Loops’
> Scottish Photography Award, 2023, Winner for Phone Portrait
> Moniack Mhor, Science Fiction Writing Bursary 2023
> Youth Bursary Award Creative Scotland,
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Artist in Residence 2022-23
> VACMA Creative Scotland Craft Bursary Award 2023
> Open Fund Creative Scotland Residency  2023
> Isle of Eigg  Composition Residency 2022
> Jerwood Survey III Selected Artist UK Commission 2023
> Jesse Jones Performance Assistant, Talbot Rice Gallery 2023
> Green Door Studios, Sonic Youths Programme 2022
> Green Door Studios, Mixing Engineer Internship 2023-24
> EXIT Club, Resident Musician 2023-24
> Margret Tait Award, Film Score Commission & Orkney Isles Residency week 2023-24

Alliyah Enyo is currently represented by Somewhere Press.