As part of a collaborative show from both Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival & Moving On Music, The Black Box hosts an afternoon show from Hannah Peel & Will Burns on May 5, following the release of their collaborative album, Chalk Hill Blue.
A new album of poetry and electronic music, it's a dislocated, slippery examination of memory, social and familial relations, landscape and our urge to both belong and move elsewhere - an anti-pastoral picture of a middle-England, it could be anywhere, lost, empty, and beautiful even in its decaying phase. Words come from poet Will Burns, spoken over the analogue electronic compositions of Hannah Peel and the overarching eye of producer Erland Cooper. All tracks were produced and recorded in its entirety within 12 hours.
Scoring these strange worlds of electronic ruralism Peel says, “After only meeting Will at a few gigs before, we met at the studio to try out some ideas. Whenever he heard a sound or texture, he instinctively brought out a poem that he thought fitted the mood. It was like ‘Tone Poetry’. Equally when he read a poem to us in the studio, we reacted straight away with sound… casting away apprehensions, creating an album with no boundaries or expectations”. Check it out here.
Tickets cost £10 from Ticketsolve. Doors open at 3.45pm.