In Place is a multi-media song-cycle; 10 songs each setting new texts and mixing live performance, field recordings and electronics.
A collection of diverse cultural viewpoints blending personal histories and places across the UK this new song cycle is a colourful compendium of ideas, brought to life on stage by some of the UK’s finest instrumentalists.
The new texts have been specially created by a set of writers for whom ‘place’ is a guiding force in their work: Robert Macfarlane, Paul Farley, Nick Papadimitrou, Selina Nwulu, Jackie Morris, Daljit Nagra, Richard Skelton and Autumn Richardson.
Colin Riley composer (Moov/Homemade Orchestra)
Melanie Pappenheim voice (DV8/The Shout/Damon Albarn)
Ruth Goller upright & electric bass (Melt Yourself Down/Let Spin/Gufo)
Kate Halsall keys/harmonium (Michael Clarke/Ockham’s Razor/Galvanize Ensemble)
Stephen Hiscock percussion (Ensemble Bash/Steve Reich/Nitin Sawhney)
Nic Pendlebury viola (Smith Quartet/Steve Reich/Django Bates)