Release Date: 13/7/18
RECKONINGS The new album from Experimental Violin Duo Laura Cannell & André Bosman features 6 tracks that were recorded in single takes in the medieval church of St Andrew’s in Raveningham, Norfolk, UK. A small stone church at the edge of the marshes and reedbeds of East Anglia. Echoes of 12th century monophonic songs mingle with re-animated and imagined voices of long sleeping Saxons. The duo’s improvisations bring the secular back into the sacred space. Reckonings was recorded through the seasons with wind rattling, sun burning and snow melting.
Laura was interviewed for The Arts Hour on BBC World Service backstage at LSO St Luke’s in January 2018. Broadcast on 19th February 2018. LISTEN HERE Featuring: Laura Cannell, Mira Calix, Ipek Gorgon, Sarah Nicolls and more.
BBC Radio 3’s Sound of the Week – composer Laura Cannell describes her first encounter with the sound of deers barking in a forest.
Broadcast on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 10.15pm – Listen to the clip here
MODERN RITUAL UK TOUR – COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
23rd January 2018
Featuring Charles Hayward, Laura Cannell, Hoofus, Jennifer Lucy Allan and Luke Turner, Modern Ritual is a night of new performances exploring ideas of ritual through music and words, evoking real and fictional landscapes. It is ancient, modern, experimental, real, fictional, personal, folkloric. It explores human and mechanical rituals, failure of ritual and provides a platform to premiere new works in the UK.
Tickets £10 / £8 concessions
Doors open 7.30pm.
BBC Open Ear presents music from the leading-edge of the UK’s contemporary scene. Alternative, experimental and hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.