The TeamWho We AreContact Us Molly MathiesonFounder and Chief ExecutiveMolly MathiesonFounder and Chief ExecutiveMolly is the Chief Executive of New Note Projects and will project manage New Note Orchestra. She is used to running big projects with budgets up to £500,000.Conall GleesonMusic DirectorConall GleesonMusic DirectorConall became Music Director of New Note Orchestra in January 2017. He has grown the orchestra from a grass roots charity into a credible arts organisation. He uses innovative workshop ideas to encourage the orchestra members to compose their own scores. He is currently Deputy Head of the School of Media at University Brighton.Bridget TaylorChairBridget TaylorChairBridget is the chairperson for New Note Projects. In her professional life she has developed and run large public/private sector partnerships with responsibility for delivering improved services. She has also been a volunteer in local Brighton and Hove charities. Bridget has experience of governance, people and financial management together with personal experience of the impact of addiction on people’s lives.Dan BlomfieldTrusteeDan BlomfieldTrusteeDan is a trustee of New Note Projects. He is in recovery from alcohol and is one of the founding fathers of New Note Orchestra. A regular member since its inception, he provides valuable support to the other musicians.Marcus O’DairTrusteeMarcus O’DairTrusteeMarcus is a musician, writer and journalist and a current associate professor in music and innovation at Middlesex University. His books have received critical acclaim, Different Every Time was book of the week on Radio 4 and a book of the year in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, Mojo and Uncut.Helen MarsdenTrusteeHelen MarsdenTrusteeHelen comes with a background in medical sciences, and experience of charitable governance. In her professional life, Helen designs and runs clinical trials, having worked in corporate and start-up worlds. But her passion lies in her non-professional life: orienteering, singing and being a mother. She is currently the Chair of a small chamber choir (in which she sings too), based in Esher, and also sings for a second choir based in Reigate.Becky ThomasTrusteeBecky ThomasTrusteeBecky has worked in music for over 8 years across digital marketing, radio and programming. She currently works as Editorial & Programming Manager at Vevo specialising in creating music video marketing campaigns.Sarah ErskineTrusteeSarah ErskineTrusteeI am a music therapist and choir leader, grew up in East Anglia, and then spent many years in Brighton before we relocated to Sweden. I have been a supporter of New Note from almost the beginning and involved in a few projects, and am delighted to be a trustee.James McConnelSpecial AdvisorJames McConnelSpecial AdvisorJames acts as a Special Adviser to New Note Projects. James has composed the scores for over100 television documentaries and dramas and has written extensively for many theatre productions. He was the main participant in Channel 4’s Addicts’ Symphony.Patrick HarrexFriend of New Note OrchestraPatrick HarrexFriend of New Note OrchestraPatrick helped launch the New Note Orchestra in 2015. He is an award winning composer whose works have been given live and broadcast performances in many countries around the world. His music has been recorded by Argo, CBC (Canada), Editions LGNM (Luxembourg) and New Music Brighton. In 2005 he established the Sussex branch of CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). He is Musical Director of Brighton & Hove Arts Orchestra, an open access community orchestra.Lauren DousePerformance CoachLauren DousePerformance CoachLauren is an interdisciplinary artist, movement based expressive arts educator and performance coach. She holds a first class BAHons in Dance and Visual Art and has worked in the field of dance/performance for over 25 years. Her professional career began as a director and choreographer of large scale live art events working with numerous artists and performing solo in many contexts for stage and television. She then took her work into the education and outreach sector facilitating projects for young vulnerable women, disadvantaged families and young adults with Autism. Through working with diverse marginalised populations over the decades Lauren developed a passionate commitment to raising awareness of supporting recovery using the arts and has spent the last 7 years devising and developing projects for people in recovery from all forms of addiction, her work is sponsored by Create Recovery Arts Charity. Lauren was awarded an ArtCorps Scholarship from the Tamalpa Institute USA for commendable work and is now a fully accredited Tamalpa practitioner and associate teacher at Tamalpa UK. She is a creative, passionate and dynamic facilitator who understands the transformative power of the arts from her own experience of recovery from addiction.