Digital Audio Album
ensō : shakuhachi, violin, viola, vox / Anne Norman and Emily Sheppard.
Featured Australian works
|Evening Cantilations (2015) — spoken voice with chamber ensemble and pre-recorded sound
Recorded/performed at: Hobart TAS, on 2016.
|Anne Norman||Anne Norman, Emily Sheppard, Andrea Breen||4 mins, 46 sec.|
|Far Below Me (2016) Quartet for two, shakuhachi/voice and violin/voice
Recorded/performed at: The Chapel, Hobart, on 2020.
|Anne Norman||Anne Norman, Emily Sheppard||10 mins|
|For Most of My Existence (2016) for 2.0 shakuhachi & viola, both singing
Recorded/performed at: MOVE studios, VIC, on 30 Dec 16.
|Anne Norman||Anne Norman, Emily Sheppard||5 mins, 3 sec.|
Also includes: Aftermath / Emily Sheppard.
This "album" is a place to put tracks by ensō - the duo of Emily Sheppard and Anne Norman - and associate artists... a place to put new songs as we write and record them.
ensō is a collaboration that began in a cave on Mt Wellington in Tassie in 2015 and took off in a tunnel under Darwin; and then again in 2016 in the Tarkine wilderness in Tassie. We also camped in northern Tassie later in 2016 singing our lungs out to the ocean and breaching humpbacks, and exploring extended techniques with only birds and stars to witness our fumblings. Many more adventures ahead. A fun collaboration in which we are encouraging each other's explorations of the use of voice with our instruments, and the use of music and poetry to express our experience of the natural world - especially wilderness areas.
ensō - the name of our collaboration - is a Japanese word for a circle drawn in one fluid brushstroke: an expression of the moment in an act of creation.
We represent our duo with an incomplete
circle... indicating an openness to collaboration and
円 (冂) [En] = circle, 相 (目) [Sou] = mutual, together
[ensou written using a different kanji 演奏 means to "perform"]
Duration: 10 min.
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