Karen Hutt

Arranger, Assistant Orchestrator & Percussionist – Co-founder of Tonal

Karen has been involved with Tonal from the outset, either composing alongside Sarah Llewellyn or taking part in performances and recordings for the company. She plays percussion for many orchestras and ensembles in London and across the country, most regularly performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English National Opera.

Karen has performed for fringe theatre, art installations and promenade productions across the country and abroad, including playing drums for live events, exhibitions and recordings with the Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed  and various ‘happenings’ with the Red Ladies.


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More recently, Karen and Sarah traveled to Macedonia to record the music  Told in Picture’s latest epic, A Short Epic About Love with the FAME’s Orchestra.

Karen has also worked as assistant creative and percussionist on many Tonal projects including War and Peace @ the CircusYasmine a MusicalMuch Ado About NothingClaire Barbier and Tonal’s Launch and is one of the co-founders of Tonal.

Involved in:

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    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Two part drama for BBC Radio 4, The Scarlet Pimpernel, starring James Purefoy and Sienna Guillory.

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    A Short Epic About Love

    Soundtrack now released through Bucks music. Award winning short film by Josephine Halbert, original score by Sarah Llewellyn.

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    Album 10

    Tonal celebrates 10 years with a new album ’10’ by Sarah Llewellyn, Claire-Rose Barbier and The Tonal Ensemble

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    Faber Media Music Academy

    Music composed and produced for the Faber Media Music Academy.
    Writing for documentaries, film, animation and drama.

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    The Saturday Book

    ALBUM OUT NOW – Giffords Circus’ 2012 show, directed by Cal McCrystal. Composer and musical director Sarah Llewellyn led a 10 piece live band with a toe-tapping and tantalizing score to accompany Giffords’ most glamorous show.

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    War and Peace @ the Circus

    Giffords Circus’ sensational 2011 adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace @ the Circus toured England and Wales for 5 months. A fantastic 15 piece live band drove the action with an original and vibrant score by Sarah Llewellyn.

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    Much Ado About Nothing

    Award winning Red Shift Theatre commissioned Sarah Llewellyn to create music for their modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing which toured the UK 07/08

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    Tonal – Live Launch Show

    TONAL was launched in 2004 with a series of
    concerts & performances all around London.