Ragadawn – 25 Aug

Saturday 25 August 2018
5:14 am - 6:15 am

ATLAS ARTS present – Ragadawn (Isle of Skye, 57.5º N)

Multi-artform performance at sunrise with breakfast

ATLAS Arts has been working with Caroline Bergvall since 2016 on Ragadawn, a sunrise vocal performance to be performed outdoors from the last hours of night until the very early morning.

A multisensory composition for two voices (spoken and sung), multiple languages and electronic frequencies to accompany and celebrate the rising of day.

The work draws on ancient and contemporary musical and literary sunrise traditions, such as troubadour love poetry, while at the same time addressing the linguistic territories of the UK and
European Union, specifically languages that are endangered or at risk, and those that are emerging.

The vocal composition at the heart of the work is composed by the British Composer Gavin Bryars and performed by soprano Peyee Chen. Working with Bryars has ensured the presence of a cross-historical vocal strand that combines his long-standing interest in early vocal music and ancient European languages. Live electronic musician Verity Susman has created the Dawn Chorus of languages: a multilingual layering of voices as well as conversational snippets and outbursts that inhabit the performance. Live sound engineer Sam Grant has devised the site-specific listening set-up.

Please arrive at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in time to get a hot drink and be seated prior to the performance starting at 5.14am.

It was first performed in 2016 as sold-out performances at the Festival de la Batie (Geneva) and Estuary Festival (Southend) and garnered great reviews.

The performance begins at 5.14am and is 55 minutes long. Following the performance, there will be a communal breakfast for the audience to enjoy using locally sourced ingredients and products from Viewfield Garden Collective, Er Ya Tea and Mara Seaweed amongst others..

This is a FREE event but reservation is essential on shona@atlasarts.org.uk

Or bookings can be made HERE.

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1. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC Main Hall