“Suya Dalmak is the result of a commission from cellist Isang Enders, forming part of a collection of works he is commissioning for cello and electronics, each piece based on one of the ancient Korean elements. I chose Water,” says Charlotte Bray.
“I asked people to talk to me about the sea, to tell me about their first experience or memories surrounding it. (…) The first voice that I recorded was of a Turkish friend, a film maker, who told me a powerful account about how her relationship with the sea has changed because she can no longer dive into it, since being caught in a bomb explosion which burned her body and ruptured her ears. Her story became a driving force behind the piece at this early stage; it became about immersion in water, the state and the process.”
On April 20th, the City of London Sinfonia conducted by Benjamin Nicholas will premiere Charlotte’s arrangement of Bach’s Sarabande from piano Partita no.6 – part of the orchestra’s ‘Bach RE:Imagined’ series. The performance titled Paris Reflected is in the Southwark Cathedral as the sounds of Paris are reflected across the centuries. Get tickets here.
More performances of Charlotte Bray’s works are to follow, so stay tuned for further announcements!
NOTE: Performance of Suya Dalmak requires a tape part. Please contact Composers Edition to obtain a copy of the audio file.