“Cannell is revolutionising the recorder, pushing raw, wind-whipped compositions through it” THE GUARDIAN
I was recently interviewed by The Guardian following the release of my third solo album Simultaneous Flight Movement
Honoured to have been one of artist Therese Oulton’s chosen pieces on BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions presented by Michael Berkeley. On around 53 minutes in.
“Comparing Simultaneous Flight Movement to either of Laura Cannell’s previous albums would be inappropriate because her body of work needs to be taken as a whole broken into chapters rather than a series of missives, but it represents another step on a fascinating, rich and unique musical journey.” READ FULL REVIEW HERE
THE BURIED WOODLAND
A review by Adelle Stripe.
“Cannell’s contemporary recordings in this new release are a distinctive reminder of past and present and, perhaps most tellingly, the album was recorded on June 23rd: EU referendum day. Its defining themes of migration and the borders between history and the now are acutely observed and perfectly rendered. In time Simultaneous Flight Movement may well prove to be one of the defining albums of 2016.”
Read the Full Review Here
“For me, the music of England’s Laura Cannell came out of nowhere. I don’t remember where I first found it, or what led me to it, but somehow I did find it, and it’s held a strong presence in my life since. It’s the kind of music that takes you somewhere familiar but far away, and I listen to it as much to experience being present with it as I do to escape. It lets me do both. Her primary instruments are fiddle and double recorder. Her recordings consist of solo performances of both instruments, played without overdubs. Drawing from medieval themes and early music, she improvises her own spontaneous nods toward this music, adding modern touches and various cultural references, as well as her own style and influence. As simple as the instrumentation might seem, there is a great depth to her work. As much as I’ve listened to…” Read Full Interview here
Full short film to be screened at The British Museum 16.10.16
More about the film here