“Laura Cannell creates a bridge between minimalist patterns and ancient sounds in music that brings together her own melodies, improvisation, and snippets of early and medieval music. The Quietus calls her ‘the queen of improvised location violin.”
Deep Minimalism 2.0 Festival
We are delighted to announce that Laura Cannell will perform new compositions created for her music album commissioned by The Wapping Project during Deep Minimalism 2.0 Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, on Sunday 3 November 2019.
The new music album The Earth with her Crowns was recorded in our former home, the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. This is our final project in response to the iconic building that defined our commissioning for over twenty years. We are saying farewell and taking its unique resonance with us in Laura’s music and our hearts.
The Earth with her Crowns will be released in 2020.
Laura Cannell is a composer and performer who draws on the emotional influences of the landscape both rural and urban, real and imagined. With deconstructed violin bow and double recorders, she performs semi-composed, semi-improvised pieces which explore the spaces between ancient and experimental.
Laura has released five critically acclaimed albums since 2014, and is regularly broadcast throughout the world including: BBC Radio 3, 4, 6Music, The World Service, Polish National Radio and NPR. Her albums have featured in many end of year lists including: The Guardian, MOJO, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, The Wire and The Quietus.
Recent projects include creating music for film, broadcast work for BBC Radio 3, “Reckonings” (2018) a collaborative album with Andre Bosman, tours with the cellist Lori Goldston (Earth, Nirvana) & collaborations with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward & Mira Calix, as well as commissions for Hampton Court Palace, The Immix Ensemble, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & The Zuckerman Museum of Contemporary Art (US).