of The Brilliant And The Dark

by Ellen Southern

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Of The Brilliant And The Dark – by Ellen Southern

Songs in the cycle -
Transition-Thread, Cellscape-From The Dark, Transition-First Breath, Landscape-Waking, Transition-Sleepwalking, Seascape-To The Water, Transition-Mirrors, Embroiderers Theme-Lifetimes, Transition-Last Breath, Lullaby-Pearl And White, Transition-Dust.

”The physicality, yet also other-worldliness, of women’s voices in harmony is an ancient and powerful shared instrument. I feel our performance has its own contemporary character, yet is lovingly ‘haunted’ by the original, creating an active, experiential shared space” – Ellen Southern

Of The Brilliant And The Dark was composed in response to an invitation by artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White to create a creative commons licensed manuscript remixing the original 1969 score The Brilliant and the Dark (a WI choir commission by Ursula Vaughan Williams & Malcolm Williamson) for a project at the Women’s Library in 2010. Since then Southern’s project has grown in scope, and in-keeping with its origins, all the further 'remix' works made for Trans-Formations, a follow on project and live event curated by Southern, have a creative commons sharealike 3.0 license, contributing to a wealth of cultural works which encourage creativity and collaboration.

ellensouthern.bandcamp.com/album/trans-formations-live-a-brilliant-and-dark-remix-album

See the REMIX SCORE available to download HERE: www.ellensouthern.co.uk/resources/Ellen-Southern-Of-The-Brilliant-And-The-Dark-remix-score.pdf

www.ellensouthern.co.uk and follow: @ellen_southern

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released August 29, 2016

Of The Brilliant And The Dark – by Ellen Southern
Performed by Ellen Southern and Ensemble, recorded by Danny Bright (www.bogstandardaudio.co.uk 2011)

Voices - Fiona McAlister, Ellen O’Driscoll, Namvula Rennie, Nichola Richards, Holly Anne Rolfe, Ellen Southern, Kelly Thompson.
Guitar – Tom Bush, Flute - Adel Sahnoun, Double bass - Alex Scaturro.

Composition, artistic direction, projection - Ellen Southern, with additional composition by Tom Bush. Photography – Namvula Rennie, Ellen Southern. Cover art - Jack Southern

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