Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:30 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
Emily Brontë's Spellbound has a new musical adaptation. We read on 4barsrest:
Grimethorpe Colliery Band has used its time away from the contest and concert platform due to the COVID-19 crisis to concentrate on a number of new artistic projects.
The first to come to fruition is a collaboration between the band, composer Nigel Clarke, actor Shaun Dooley, photographer Lorne Campbell, creative video producer Michael Hamilton and tenor horn soloist Helen Varley to bring to musical life an evocative poem written by author Emily Bronte.
'Wild Winds Coldly Blow', is inspired by her poem entitled, 'Spellbound' written in 1837, which evokes the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire moors.
It describes the magnificently rugged, imposing nature of the moorland with the music bringing a darkened sense of evocative atmosphere to bear through Helen's eloquent playing. (...)
'Spellbound' was recorded using the latest smart phone technology to try and show what can be achieved despite severe performance restrictions, with the audio put together by Griff Hewis, a specialist engineer who has worked on the band's 'Brassed Off Live' performances.
Meanwhile, the collaborative artistic concept also utilised images from renowned photographer Lorne Campbell and the video design skills of Michael Hamilton, which utilised the isolated farmhouse called 'Top Withens', said to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights.' 

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