Human Music will be performing at the British Museum on Friday evening (21st September) as part of the Unfolding Shakespeare’s London. This is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the British Museum and will feature a new set of Shakespeare Songs written specially for the event by Sianed Jones and Helen Chadwick. There’s more info here including a downloadable pdf of all events. The evening is free and runs between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.
Human Music for this event: Sianed Jones, Katherine Zeserson, Bex Mather, Victoria Couper, Dave Camlin, Jonathan Baker.
Rebecca Askew, Sian Croose, Sianed Jones and Jon Baker spent some time last week working on the musical shape of the new N&N Festival commission of “Singing the City – From Dawn to Dusk”. Very exciting to hear the music coming together and to imagine where and at what time of day we’ll be performing the pieces.
L-R Rebecca, Sian, Sianed in the Jerwood Kiln Room, Snape Maltings, March 2012
Of course, all this hard work is helped immeasurably by singing in the wonderful acoustic of the Kiln Room in Snape Maltings. The wooden floor, acoustic wooden panels and the tall tapered ceiling chimney left in place by the architects make this room sound simultaneously warm, detailed and very ‘present’.
Two miles down the road from Snape, the partly Saxon church at Iken, sitting on a promontory jutting out into the estuary also has a great acoustic – fairly dry and clear.
St Botolph’s Church Iken
Sianed and Sian in St Botolph’s Iken, Suffolk. March 2012