THE COLLABORATIVE VOICE
The Collaborative Voice was a sound and composition project involving composers Elspeth Brooke and Duncan Chapman and the young people from Humphrey Perkins School and Rawlins Community College in nearby Barrow Upon Soar.
Brooke and Chapman, with their differing styles of composing, have worked with the young people to respond to and reinterpret the archive of workplace songs collected by Marek Korczynski and colleagues resulting in the composition, recording and performance of two new pieces which focus on their ‘workplace’, the school.
Duncan Chapman: is a freelance composer, sound artist, educator and performer. He regularly works with many of the leading music organisations in Britain including The Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Festival Hall, BBC and Sonic Arts Network. He is currently working on projects with the BCMG, Royal Opera House, De Montfort University ( the piece “together, not together, quieter and more dense” received its premiere performance in December 2009 played by the DMU Dirty Electronics Ensemble),a sound installation for the new Lambeth CLC building in Clapham.
Elspeth Brooke: is a composer and animateur. Her music has been performed at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Spitalfields Festival, the Al-Bustan Festival and broadcast on BBC Radio 3; by performers including the London Symphony Orchestra, Kuss Quartet, Britten Sinfonia, CoMA, The Clerks’. Elspeth collaborates with artists from many different fields and has worked companies such as the Actors Touring Company and Rambert Dance Company. In August 2009 she worked alongside six visual and performance artists to make a site-specific installation as part of the Crop Marks Art Trail at Orchard Park.
This project was kindly supported by Youth Music