Work in Progress: Emily Peasgood – 15th February
Our second work in progress event this term will be with Emily Peasgood. Emily will present her work ‘BIRDS’ on 15th February in Pg06 from 4.15-5.45.
BIRDS is a sung and spoken word piece that observes female behaviour through the lens of a documentary film narrator. BIRDS was commissioned in 2016 by POW! Thanet and Pie Factory music and premiered at Turner Contemporary and Resort Studios in March 2016 by a group of birds comprising young chicks, old hens (some broody), ugly ducklings and beautiful swans. These birds spoke and sung of flying the coop, feathering their nests, hen-pecking their husbands and taking others under their wing. POW! Thanet have re-commissioned BIRDS for 2017 to include male voices and I intend to include BIRDS in my PhD portfolio of compositions. I will present an overview of how the music reflects the themes in the work and ongoing graphic and notated score development.