1. an ancient Greek jar or vase with a large oval body, narrow cylindrical neck, and two handles that rise almost to the level of the mouth broadly : such a jar or vase used elsewhere in the ancient world
2. a 2-handled vessel shaped like an amphora
Amphora are vessels dating back to the Neolithic period and also had been made for Ancient Greek vase painting. They were used for the everyday and rituals, prizes and for funery practices.
I had been working with pottery in previous pieces, including using various size clay pots as resonant speakers- in Cable Veins, for piano and electronics; Chalk.Body.Barrow. electronics for dance, and Rare Earth installation (work in progress). Whilst working physically with pottery, I wanted to focus on their tactile quality; the weighted and earthy and fragile and ancient qualities, to embody these in sound. The idea of writing Amphora began here.
With funding from Goldsmiths Graduate School Fund.
16/02/19 Jaclyn Rosenfeld (cello), Josh Pyman (bass clarinet) and Carolina Blaskovic (violin) Students at RCM. Royal College of Music, London
WP: 01/04/18 Heather Roche (bass clarinet), Patrick Dawkins (violin) and Valerie Welbanks (cello) at Deptford Town Hall, London