Carole Finer


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Stefan Szczelkun (2008), together with David Jackman, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Carol Finer, a.k.a. Carole Chant (in combinations) was an English artist, composer, and banjoist, born in Hackney in 1936.

She worked as a typographer and graphic designer and taught at the London College of Printing and at Camberwell College of Arts.

After attending Cornelius Cardew's Experimental Music Classes at the Morley College, she was a founding member of the Scratch Orchestra in 1969. Finer married Michael Chant (also from SO) in 1974.

From 2007 she presented 'Sound Out' programme on Resonance FM featuring experimental, improvised and folk music.

In 2017 Carole Finer co-led with Stefan Szczelkun a series of workshops in Athens described in Improvisation Rites book.

She died in 2020, due to COVID-19.

Editor's note

An example of Carole's audition — interview with Stella Cardew (a fellow artist and Cornelius's wife)

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