Merch shots from my designs for us Gaggle ladies... available from ebay! get on here and check it out...
Thursday, 27 May 2010
We've had to joy, pleasure and absolute priviledge to be involved in this amazing project.... I'll leave it to Ben and Eileen from Open Music Archive to explain.
"The video takes as a starting point The Brilliant and the Dark, a cantata for women’s voices composed by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams, and first performed by 1,000 women volunteers at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969. The libretto approaches history from the Middle Ages to WWII through the eyes of women, via characters including witch-hunters, embroiderers, crusaders’ wives, plague stricken women, mourners and war workers.
Simpson and White have negotiated with music publishers Josef Weinberger for permission to use elements from the work and invited the all-women choir Gaggle to remix the music and lyrics of the original composition for a new music video. Filmed on location in The Women's Library exhibition hall, the video re-animates the 1969 performance through restaging situations – from the backstage preparations, to choreographed moments in the live event – which are documented in photographs held in the Library’s collection. The performers are seen in new costumes referencing the originals and amidst remade props.
The video is released under a copyleft license – generating a new resource available for the future."
The Brilliant and The Dark from Open Music Archive on Vimeo.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Got a new sketchbook. 6 of one, half a dozen of the other... new projects ahead and one just about finishing, these are some starting points for two exhibitions - the good and the bad side of being our beautiful gender - (Chezza's on the good side. ish)