He says that last summer he approached a young talented composer, Edmund Hunt, and asked him if he’d consider providing a piece of music to accompany some of his i phone images which he calls Blemished Eye.
“After familiarising himself with my photography, he obliged and in has sent me a short composition entitled ‘Ungelic is Us’ (a line from the Old English poem Wulf and Eadwacer, meaning ‘it is different for us’),” said David, who is the manager at Scarthin Books in Cromford.
Edmund’s work has been played in the UK and abroad by ensembles including Psappha, The Northern Sinfonia, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, CHROMA, BCMG, ICARUS Vocal Ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players and CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). He works part time at Scarthin and took part in the Wirksworth Festival Fringe Concert last year.
Much of his music is inspired by the early mediaeval literature of northern Europe, and his PhD explores this area through the creation of vocal, instrumental and electronic works.
Although he often uses early texts, his approach is innovative and contemporary. Vocals on the video are provided by Lucie Louvrier. Mezzo-soprano Lucie trained in Paris (Sorbonne, Schola Cantorum) before moving to England to study at Birmingham Conservatoire, where she was awarded an MMus in Vocal Performance with Distinction by the Conservatoire.
She was also awarded the Advanced Performance Certificate by the Birmingham School of Acting.
The feature on David’s work which appeared in artsbeat can be found in the special features drop down above.
Find out more about Edmund and his music here http://www.edmundhunt.com/#