Karen Wimhurst has been resident composer for a number of organisations
MoDiP - The Museum of Design in Plastic 2018 - 2019
Artist in residence with Museum of Design in Plastic. She curated her own project w-RAP which featured a three part process of creating works and then recycling elements of them to build the next work. w-RAP 1 was written with pupils from Ferndown Upper School, looking at the history of plastics, their meteoric rise and place in the world today. Elements of their w-Rap band was then taken into the soundscape of her opera Synthetica. This in term formed the basis for a short radio work w-Rap 3.
Plymouth University 2007 - 2009
Composer in residence with Peninsula Arts, including the site specific work The Arc of Possibility for the opening of the Roland Levinsky Building. Darwin and the Barnacle Music theatre piece for baritone and cello
Common Ground, Confluence Project 1998 - 2001
Composer in Residence on the Confluence Project, Common Ground. Following the course of the River Stour over a period of three years, the composer wrote a number of works for people in the Stour Valley.
Silver Messenger for choir, children’s choir chamber ensemble, windband
Pipeworks for sax quartet and plumbing instruments
Floodlines for string orchestra, accordion and drums
Mpingo Woodland Project - 2016
Work in southern Tanzania performing in villages in association with MCDI, community and conservation initiative.