Tracery is the evolving and modular result of an expectedly collaborative project with composer Cassandra Miller. Resolutely process-led, sessions have explored a form of 'automatic singing' in which Juliet listens to and simultaneously mimics a piece of source material whilst practising, or attempting to practise, some variant of body scan meditation. Source materials have primarily come from non-notated traditions such as Hardanger fiddle tunes, Sacred Harp singing, experimental improvisations and spoken meditations, and were chosen to reveal different immediacies in Juliet's voice. The project is producing several discrete but related pieces, of which Hardanger is the first.
Tracery was commissioned with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the PRS for Music Foundation, and with development time supported by Aldeburgh Music's Open Space residency programme.
7 February: Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto, London (Tracery : Hardanger)
9 February: St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield (Tracery : Hardanger)