Dr Franner Otter has written a substantial new work, dedicated to InnerTuba, for solo tuba and brass band. Entitled “Tuba Odyssey – the Journey of InnerTuba” it is a programmatic representation of life on the road with InnerTuba. Franner wrote these lovely score notes:
“Franner Otter was born in Dorset to a brass banding family. After studying composition at Christchurch College, Canterbury and some time as a singer/songwriter Franner qualified as a teacher, working as a secondary school head of music before going on to lecture in composition as head of the music degree programme for Bournemouth University at Weymouth. Franner completed her MA(Ed) with the Open University whilst teaching and then went on to gain a PhD in Composition at Salford University studying with Professor Peter Graham.
In 2011 Franner won the Kirklees Composition Competition with her piece ‘Lonely Isle’ for brass band. Franner lives in the Scottish Highlands and is currently composing new works for brass and wind band”.