Mary Edwards is a composer, songwriter and sound designer whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations. Themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout her work. Her extended discography includes the solo releases, A Smile in the Mind (2007), Console (2010), Eastern/Central & Mountain/Pacific (2012), Everyday Until Tomorrow (2016), and the forthcoming works Natural Anthem, The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy and Endeavour (inspired by the intergalactic mission of NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison), where she captures the essence of '60s film scores, Ambient Music and classic pop, thinking in terms of miniature movies (to paraphrase Burt Bacharach) to create pocket symphonies and an indelible, sprawling landscape of sound.
Throughout her career, she has appeared as a composer / arranger / performer / voice-over artist and narrator on a scope of projects and sessions, including film, theatre and TV scores (BBC, PBS and ABC-TV), sound healing arts, and has lectured as an interdisciplinary composer-in-residence on Acoustic Ecology (music and the relationship, mediated through sound, between living beings and their environment).
Using sound as a spatial form, she was commissioned to create per/severancean historically impressionistic, water-themed sound installationbased on New England's forgotten Quequechan River, which was lauded by the Bedford Standard-Times as, "…evocative and engaging...," while her atmospheric The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy, has been described in its nascence by writer Katt Lissard as "...an intriguing and important project which acknowledges the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn't) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through the seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but though the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay."