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“truly cinematic, evocative and compelling”

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

"a thoroughgoing disregard for genre makes for an unbridled ride"



"She has seamlessly interwoven a myriad of sounds, drawing inspiration from gospel, jazz, soul, contemporary classical, ambient and afro music, and the result is truly outstanding"

Original World

"Her lyrics are beautiful and the vocal delivery interacts with the instruments on an impressive level."

The Jazz Loop

"the topic might be serious but the music has a light touch"

Congleton Chronicle

Millicent is a freelance composer whose music intertwines colourful elements of gospel, jazz, soul, soundtrack, contemporary classical, ambient and afro futurism to create an amalgamation of sonorities. Her musical output is multi-faceted as a cellist and vocalist and she continues to compose and perform her own works.

Millicent has always been interested in her Jamaican family heritage, her origins, African Mythology as well as other cultures. Moyo, Vol. 1 (2020) & Moyo, Vol. 2 (2021) are EPs based on these interests. Since releasing her EPs, she has received commissions from Spitalfields Music Festival, Sister X Music and has been part of the Manasamitra Mentoring Scheme with Supriya Nagarajan. 

She was awarded a scholarship to study Composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has received musical tuition from prominent composers and musicians such as Errollyn Wallen, Andrew Toovey, Joe Cutler, Richard Ayres and Trish Clowes.

Millicent graduated in 2021 with a first-class degree in Composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and was awarded the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Composition Prize. She has worked with the Chineke! Orchestra as Events Assistant (founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE) and has been commissioned by the BCMG for the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 Festival, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Choirs GB.

Millicent enjoys collaborative work and writing for media projects. She has recently worked closely with animators such as Ilaina Lowe and Alice Harper on a music video featured on her second EP, Moyo, Vol. 2.

She has also worked with video game developers, ensembles/chamber groups, jazz bands, dancers and musicians such as Rowland Sutherland, Tunde Jegede and Andy Ingamells.

Pixar and other animated films have influenced her composition style. Millicent is inspired by the depths of the human imagination and subconscious evidenced by the works of Japanese Animator, Hayao Miyazaki.

Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology are also sectors of music that Millicent is very interested in and intends to research these subjects further whilst continuing her freelance work.




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