Home » Artists » The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Imogen Heap: Bio

Imogen Jennifer Heap was born in London Borough of Havering, London. She began playing music from an early age, becoming classically trained in several instruments including Piano, cello and clarinet by the age of 13. She attended Friends School, a private boarding school where she did not get along with her music teacher and gradually taught herself sequencing, music engineering, sampling and production. In the mid-1990s she attended the famed BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon, South London.

After being introduced to Nik Kershaw by his manager Mickey Modern, Heap and Kershaw recorded four demos that Mickey Modern took to Rondor Music. Consequently, a few months later she signed her first record contract at 18 to independent record label Almo Sounds. Her debut album, "I Megaphone", was released in 1998 to strong reviews that compared her to Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Kate Bush. The album, however, had little commercial success and she eventually found herself without a record deal. She began writing with Guy Sigsworth in 2001 for her second album and remained in contact with him until they formed Frou Frou and released their first album, "Details", in August 2002 to strong critical reaction. Over the next year they released several singles and tour extensively until they too were dropped by their record label due to poor sales.

In 2004, Heap set about producing her long awaited second studio album. She re-mortgaged her flat to fund the album which was eventually titled "Speak for Yourself" and released in 2005. It became a slow burning success with early pressing selling out fast. Her popularity increased when several of her tracks were featured in hit TV shows like "The OC" and "Six Feet Under" and "Grey's Anatomy." Friend Zach Braff also included the Frou Frou track 'Let Go' in his film "Garden State" and on its accompanying hit soundtrack. In 2006, she was nominated for two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and for her song "Can't Take It In" which was featured in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". "Speak for Yourself" has sold over 430, 000 copies in the US and has been certified gold in Canada.

She released the follow up, "Ellipse", in 2009 to generally strong reviews. The album marked a career high for Heap when it entered at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It won her a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical in 2010.

Imogen Heap

The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Sony Masterworks

Click Here For Artist Stories

1 Platform 9 3/4  
2 The Hogwarts Express  
3 Welcome to Hogwarts  
4 Wand Dance  
5 Albus Severus Potter  
6 The Blanket  
7 Hut on the Rock  
8 A Malfoy  
9 Anything from the Trolley, Dears?  
10 Ministry of Magic  
11 St. Oswald's  
12 Wizarding World  
13 Shadows and Spirits  
14 Privet Drive  
15 McGonagall's Office  
16 The Forbidden Forest  
17 Edge of the Forest  
18 Dragons!  
19 Dumbledore  
20 Staircase Ballet  
21 The Duel  
22 Invisibility Cloak  
23 Moaning Myrtle  
24 Scorpius Alone  
25 A World of Darkness  
26 Another Hogwarts  
27 Dementors  
28 Expecto Patronum  
29 In Trouble (Again)  
30 Slytherin Dormitory  
31 The Owlery  
32 A New Prophecy  
33 The Augurey  
34 Extraordinary General Meeting  
35 Godric's Hollow  
36 Paint and Memory  
37 Something Written  
38 The Final Battle  
39 The Arrival  
40 Lily and James  
41 Burning Bed  
42 A Nice Day  

Written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap, The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play's theatrical acts.  This unique new album format from Imogen Heap chronologically features the music heard in the stage production, further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey through the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.