Connected skies: solo series challenge is a project to challenge myself to compose six new solo works of about ten mins each in length between October 2020 to May 2021, with each being digitally performed in a monthly virtual event from 2021.
New works for double bass, cello, flute with glissando head joint, accordion, percussion and mezzo soprano will be written. In addition to digital concerts, this project will include blogs, digital pre-concert talks and interactive Q&A sessions, giving us a chance to share our process in this continuing challenging and strange times.
Following the digital pre-concert presentation and digital concert of new piece for solo percussion piece Shut out the Noise performed by Iris van den Bos, please join Angela and Iris for a live Q&A.
To join the Q&A please sign up free via our eventbrite event
CONNECTED SKIES #5 - Thursday 13th May at 7.30pm (UK time)
Preconcert presentation – showing collaboration process between composer Angela Elizabeth Slater and percussionist Iris Van den Bos
Concert performance of new work ‘Shut out the Noise' for solo percussion performed by Iris Van den Bos
Followed by live Q&A (details emailed via Eventbrite)
We are delighted to share the result of our collaboration on Thursday 13th May at 7.30pm (UK time)
Shut out the Noise is the fifth piece in the Connected skies collection of solo pieces. All the pieces are reflective of the difficult times of 2020, drawing on a poem authored by the composer. 'Shut out the noise' explores the feeling of being overwhelmed by the news, social media and situation of Covid 19. It works towards a dramatic peak of oversaturation.
When the sky enclosed around me
Shrinking ever smaller
I found woven half dreams
fractured in spaces inbetween
which ache and scream
I tried to shut the noise out
but it echoed right back at me