Leo Chadburn - Affix Stamp Here (2016)

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'Deltiology: the collecting and study of picture postcards.'

These songs are settings of messages written on postcards by twentieth-century British holidaymakers and travellers. Each message is 'framed' by a melody and a sequence of electronic drones, captions and projections. In among the inevitable accounts of the weather, food and journeys that take a turn for the worse, there are fleeting insights into the lives and personalities of these (almost) anonymous people. Communicated through the subjectivity of song, perhaps the words paint a more vivid picture of place and time than the photographs.

Commissioned by EXAUDI and premiered by them at LSO St Lukes, 23rd October 2016.

Details

Year:
2016
Category:
Chamber Vocal (Unacc)
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Recordings:
Minutes:
18

Instrumentation

Chorus
1
Electronics
1

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