Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music
(b 3 March 1951, London; d 18 September 2013 of complications of MS) Reeds, piano, composer. She studied classical bassoon at Royal College of Music, and entered the rock and improvised music scene early '70s. She toured and recorded with Henry Cow '74-8, sessioned with Mike Oldfield, Steve Hillage; did occasional TV ads. Founder member mid-'70s of pool of female musicians and performance artists called FIG (Feminist Improvising Group), which toured Europe, released cassette FIG Live. She worked in jazz with Mike Westbrook (The Cortège '82), the Maarten Altena Octet (Tel '83), in Europe with singer Maggie Nicols, bassist Joelle Leandre '83. She was a founder member of rock group David Thomas and the Pedestrians (Variations On A Theme and Winter Comes Home '83, More Places Forever '85). Her own recordings reflected varied work and eclectic taste: Rags '80, The Gold Diggers '83 were film soundtracks; Music For All Occasions '86 a compilation of music recorded for TV, dance and theatre productions; An Angel On The Bridge was on Polygram.