About us

Frances Cooper, soprano and Joanna Nicholson, clarinet, performing as Turning the Elements, present evolving programmes of spirited and lyrical music for this intimate combination of voice and woodwind.  We combine our own arrangements of traditional song with sublime 20th and 21st century song.  At the heart of many of our performances  are two suites of song written especially for us in 2015.    (The story of this exciting collaborative project unfolds as you read the Recent Posts in the menu, starting with “Ready to be Creative!”)

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Watch our take on the Beck song ‘Do we? We do’ in this live recording as part of Sound Festival in Aberdeen in October 2018.


Listen to our recording of …Everyone is a Child of the Inbetween …  by Matthew Whiteside, with text by Helene Grøn

On Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/09g8KU1vgoefexFk3wLg5a?si=XY1dZvVgTOKXGO0QDXjyvw

On Apple Music – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/album/everyone-is-a-child-of-the-inbetween/1443960073?i=1443960074&mt=1&app=music&at=1010lsZC&ct=everyone-is-a-child