Clarion Call was a large scale sonic artwork along Ipswich Waterfront in October 2018.
One of my clients is the UK’s primary black led Theatre Company – Talawa Theatre Company. It’s an inspiring and creative place to work. Their latest Production… Read more “King Lear”
The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958. Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video. Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetry is underscored by the haunting lyric sample.
That said, perhaps it’s true of us all? As we all compromise, so we clip our wings and soften our ways.
Here is the original song by Blossom Dearie …