Sonia Allori


I completed a PhD in music composition from Edinburgh Napier University which explored the combination of words and music through the lens of an Italian cultural perspective and gender to create a portfolio of new works:

Music, text, gender and notions/influences of an Italian cultural perspective as the source for original music compositions. 

I am currently writing up a new research chapter on music composition process. More details to follow soon.

Research Photo


I gave a paper at the Music Technology in Education 2021 online conference on November 2021:

EWI, Haptics and the Deaf Musician

“In this session, Sonia Allori of Drake Music will present the music technology that has become integral to her practice today as a Deaf and Disabled composer and musician. Delegates will learn about Allori’s musical journey with the EWI (electronic wind instrument) and will gain understanding of music tech and access through real-life examples.” (Session description from conference website)

In July 2018 I gave a paper at Cripping the Muse – Music & Disability Studies conference at Leeds University. My paper was titled, “Lost & Found – Therapeutic song-writing with stroke survivors”. You can read more about the conference here.

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