Verity Susman is a composer and performer, writing music for film, dance and concert performance. She also plays live and makes records, previously with her band Electrelane and more recently as a solo artist, guest musician and free improviser. Her recorded music, with Electrelane and solo, has been widely synced in film and TV, and is broadcast on radio stations across the world, including on BBC Radio 3 (solo) and BBC 6 Music (Electrelane).
Commissioned projects over the last few years include soundtracks for contemporary dance company Project O, the original soundtrack for the feature film Suzanne, and a choral work written for the London Gay Men's Chorus as part of artist Jordan McKenzie's Shame Chorus project. (See the Commissions page for a complete list). If you are interested in commissioning Verity or want to discuss an upcoming project, please get in touch via the contact page on this site.
Verity has been nominated for several composing awards and bursaries, including the Underwire Film Festival Composing Award 2018, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers 2016, and the PRSF and British Council Musician in Residence China bursary 2014.
She has an MMus degree in Studio Composition (awarded Distinction) from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She graduated from King’s College, Cambridge with a BA Hons degree in Philosophy and Social & Political Sciences, and also holds an MSc degree in International Politics from SOAS, University of London (awarded Distinction and the SOAS Postgraduate School Prize).
She is currently studying classical composition with composer Michael Leibson.