Another successful performance, including readings of the poems by the poets themselves, took place at the Byre Theatre, in St Andrews, on March 6th 2016, as part of the StAnza Festival. L to R: Stuart Murray Mitchell, Jane McKie, Joanna Nicholson, Stewart Sanderson, Frances Cooper, … Continue reading The Creative Collaborators
StAnza - March 6th 2016 We're delighted to be performing at StAnza, in St Andrews - and doubly so as Jane McKie and Stewart Sanderson will be reading their poems as part of the event. Two ways to hear their words... spoken and sung. Will … Continue reading Next stop,StAnza Poetry Festival!
https://turningtheelements.wordpress.com/the-words-and-the-music/ Snatches of sound and whispers of words from our performance in Jedburgh.
Reflecting on the first performances of our new suites for soprano and clarinet, one of the pleasurable aspects of introducing them was to be able to give the titles, not only of the two suites, but of the individual poems. It felt a little like … Continue reading Turning on the words
In rehearsal "stunningly fluent performances" The Herald October 28 2015 Read a complete review of the performance
Holding your breath in anticipation. Not a direction for either clarinet or voice in one of the new musical scores, but what it has felt like to be waiting for their arrival. To have specially commissioned poetry and music to bring to life is both … Continue reading From page to performance – a tale of rehearsals
Turning the Elements is the name for our inspiring musical project, creating two new suites for soprano and clarinet: a collaborative enterprise between poets, composers and performers to produce lyrical songs exploring the natural world and our place within it. We are: Frances Cooper, soprano … Continue reading Ready to be creative!