Commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
HCMF International Showcase Artist 2017 – 2019
Composition: Feathers Unfurled – 40 minute solo in 6 parts
World Premier Performance – 24th November 2017
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
https://hcmf.co.uk/hcmf-international-showcase-2017/Laura Cannell + BBC Philharmonic + Ex-Easter Island Head
Commissioned by Samarbeta
Composition for 30 minute Collaborative Performance
Performed at Salford Cathedral April 2017 – part of Sounds from the Other City Festival
Commissioned by Zuckerman Museum of Art, USA
Composition & Recording
Medium considers how intangible vestiges of the past haunt our contemporary world. This idea of a persistent and disruptive presence that can consciously or unconsciously impact how we think and act is ghost-like in its (dis)embodiment. Ghosts, often portrayed in literature and films as restless spirits with an agenda, communicate through sensitive souls and individuals who purport to speak to the dead—mediums. This exhibition is advanced as a kind of séance with the artists and archival material serving as bridges to an uneasy past, mystical force or liminal space. Occasionally requiring a leap of faith, the emphasis is on exploration of the unknown and the power of the mind.
“No diggin’ ’ere!” – A Short Film inspired by A Warning to the Curious
Short Film Soundtrack
Commissioned by Adam Scovell
Premiered at The British Museum 31st October 2016
Now hosted by the BFI – British Film Institute
One of TV’s most terrifying films, the M.R. James ghost story A Warning to the Curious is perfect viewing for when the evenings grow darker. Leaving the spade at home, we set off in search of the eerie East Anglian landscapes that give it its strange power.
Mythos of Violins
Beyond Borders PRS Foundation
Commissioned by AC Projects
First Performance at Counterflows Festival – Glasgow University Chapel
Then Suffolk, Aberystwyth and London’s Union Chapel.
Laura Cannell + Angharad Davies
with guests Aidan O’Rourke (Glasgow) and André Bosman (Suffolk)
Collaborative distance recording project with Rhodri Davies, Mark Fell & Peter J Evans.
Performed at Baltic 39 – Newcastle December 2015
Released on Ltd Edition 4 vinyl set 2016