Amphora

 


 Amphora, n. 
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. 

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Performances:

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

currently 

my sound is torn to whispers electroacoustic installation as part of "Sounds from the Gardens" at the Horniman Museum, London - November 

speaking within / fragmented lines collaborating with The Interstring Project (D) for CROSSROADS International Music Festival, Salzburg Austria - November

Into the Blank Expanse of Space is now published with Tetractys Publishing - October

Interviewed on Women's Radio Station as part of "Future Classic Women Awards" nominees. With composer Angela Slater, Covent Garden - September

​Things you don’t yet know you feel for voice and string quartet, will start its tour during a residency at

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh with Patricia Auchterlonie and Illuminate String Quartet - plus a sharing performance. Commissioned by Illuminate Women's Music, with a tour across UK.  August -November