ARTISTS

Martin, Anne

Anne
Martin
voice

Variously described as; ".. awesomely beautiful" and "percussively powerful", Anne Martin brings the sound and tradition of her native Isle of Skye to the stage. Her repertoire gives a true sense of place in an international context.

Born and brought up in Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, she learnt a wealth of her tradition from older neighbours and relatives and has been singing and researching Gaelic song since a child.

Having sung in America, Australia, Canada, Europe and India, she is equally at home performing at large festivals, concert halls, or small and intimate village halls and is sought after as a tutor of Gaelic song, having run workshops in a wide variety of places from down town Philadelphia colleges to small Scottish island schools. She also delivers leadership courses and programmes in social enterprise being an associate tutor with the ILM.

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Singh, Jason

Jason
Singh
percussion

Jason is a musician, composer, sound artist, creative facilitator, producer and performer.

He is both a solo artist and collaborator and works across a wide range of art forms, music genres and educational practices. 

His work is an ongoing exploration and collaboration between the voice, body, music technology and its application to art, sound, music and education

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Srivastava, Sharat Chandra

Sharat Chandra
Srivastava
Violin

Owing allegiance to the 'Senia Gharana', Sharat has been active on the performing circuit for over 25 years. His distinct experimental approach led him to dabble with various genres of music. Sharat is both a Hindustani classical musician and a rock musician. As one of the leading classical violinists in north India, he has toured in many different parts of the world giving performances of Indian classical music, and also as the leader of the Delhi based fusion group Mrigya.

To this end, he was a noted member of India's premier rock band Parikrama for twelve years. They have performed extensively throughout the country, weaving their own expressive interpretation of trans-atlantic rock, blues, metal and Hindustani Classical Music.

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Harrison Greaves, Joe

Joe
Harrison Greaves
acoustic guitar

Joe Harrison-Greaves is a musician and education consultant who has worked in music education for over a decade as a musical director, facilitator and project manager with organisations such as the BBC, The Guildhall School of Music, Curious Minds and Brighter Sound. Over the last 4 years he has specialised in working in special needs settings and approaches to developing a whole school culture of music. Joe has also performed around the UK in a wide variety of bands over many years, and is also a co-founder of the Slow Education movement.

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DESCRIPTION

Anne Martin vocals
Jason Singh beatboxer, percussion, electronics

Sharat Chandra Srivastava violin
Gyan Singh tabla

Joe Harrison Greaves acoustic guitar, bass

[New Music Biennial - Live Recording]

A synthesis of traditional Gaelic song and North Indian Raga, this piece interweaves contemporary rhythms and acoustic sounds with the struggles of culture and identity pertinent to both of the artists’ roots. The work is a continuation of Ceumannan – Footsteps 2 which explores the struggle for land use experienced by both the Highlanders of Scotland and communities of Northern India, and emphasises the commonality and creativity of human experience.

 

Jason and Anne said

We are delighted to be able to develop and continue our collaborations with Sharat Chandra Srivastava and Gyan Singh from India which might not have been possible without the help from the PRS Foundation. Music has no borders and can draw people together from all cultures with stories and song. We feel the celebration of commonality and diversity is crucial in today’s world.”

 

This piece is part of New Music Biennial 2017. For more information about the project and to download the New Music Biennial album, please visit our project page: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial-2017

 

Ceumannan - Footsteps 2 is commissioned by Atlas Arts.

FUNDING

Produced with the support of partners and funders:

NMB funders

RECORDING CREDITS

The performance of Ceumannan – Footsteps 2 was recorded live by the BBC at the Mortimer Suite, City Hall, Hull on 2 July 2017 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 3 July 2017.

Catalogue number:
NMC DL201705
Release Date:
4 August 2017