JAMES WEEKS - MURAL

(confront collectors series ccs 47)

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James Weeks' mural is an extended work for two quartets of voices, a contemplation of our embeddedness within, and our being-at-one with, the world. Using texts from four different sources - writings of Cage and Pessoa, studies of Vermeer and the birdlife of Gateshead - the music accumulates brick-by-brick, reflecting the way we construct and enclose ourself within the spaces we live in, both interior and exterior.

 

Performed by EXAUDI directed by James Weeks.

 

Quartet 1:

Juliet Fraser, Cathy Bell, Stephen Jeffes, Jimmy Holliday.

 

Quartet 2:

Amanda Morrison, Tom Williams, Jonathan Bungard, Jonathan Saunders.

 

Recorded at City University, London, March-April 2014.