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A work for two quartets of voices about our relationship with the world, using four text sources from Rutherford Bowey & Westerberg, John Cage, Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro, and a critiques of "Vermeer's painting The Little Street"; a fascinating weaving of voice and song.

Weeks, James

Weeks, James: Mural (Confront)

Label: Confront    
Released in: Great Britain    

"mural" is a book of individual pieces, for 1-4 voices of an SATB quartet [soprano/alto/tenor/baritone], each a page long. There is no specific way in which they should be ordered or arranged in a performance. However, if there are two quartets of singers they may sing the pieces in an overlapped antiphonal sequence.

Texts selected from:Bowey, Rutherford & Westerberg: Birds of GatesheadJohn Cage: writingscritiques of Vermeer's painting The Little StreetFernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro: The Keeper of Sheep

First performed by EXAUDI, Sounds New Festival, Canterbury, 4th May 2014.

Performed by EXAUDI as part of MURAL installation with video by Sam Belinfante, at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, Lime Wharf, London, 8th June 2014.

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: CCS 47
Squidco Product Code: 21153

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Recorded at City University, London, England, during March-April 2014.


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Track Listing:

1. Mural 52:03