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Claire M Singer - Solas
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Claire M Singer

Solas

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Released: 24th June 2016 | 7 track ambient album

Solas ('Light' in Gaelic) is Claire M Singer's debut album spanning 14 years of her work in acoustic and electronic composition.In recent years she has focused on writing and performing a mix of organ, cello and electronics with regular performances at Union Chapel where she is Music Director, running a diverse programme of concerts and educational workshops around the Chapel's Henry Willis 1877 organ.

Other performances include the Roundhouse London by The LCO Soloists; a' fàs soilleir, an audio-visual work, exhibited at Tate Modern London, XMV New York City and Ceremony Hall Austin TX and she has performed as part of Spire at Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne and many more.

The Molendinar, which was co-commissioned in 2015 by Civic Room, Glasgow and Union Chapel, London to celebrate Glasgow's Molendinar Burn Project wiil be performed on the 14th June 2016 at Glasgow Cathedral to conclude the weekend festival.

Track Notes:

A Different Place

Cello - Recorded in Bennachie Studios, Aberdeen in 2009

Ceò

Electronic work derived from recordings of cello, piano and percussion, recorded at EMS Goldsmiths in 2002

Solas

Organ and cello. Written and recorded at Union Chapel in 2015

Dìobaig

Cello. Recorded in Bennachie Studios, Aberdeen in 2009

Eilean

Electronic work derived from recordings of cello, piano, violin.

In 2009 Claire was commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council to write a new work for the Homecoming Scotland referencing Land of the Standing Stones composed and performed by Scottish fiddler Paul Anderson. Small extracts of Paul's work can be heard throughout interweaving throughout.

Wrangham

Organ and electronics. Written and recorded at Union Chapel in 2014

The Molendinar

Solo Organ. Written and recorded at Union Chapel 2015

The Molendinar is a co-commission between new Glasgow art gallery Civic Room and Union Chapel London. The work is part of The Molendinar Burn Project which is a twelve site series of art projects, each individually situated along the exact route of the Molendinar, a hidden burn upon which the city of Glasgow was founded by St Mungo in the sixth century. Launching on the 11th June, taking the form of a weekend festival a performance of The Molendinar at Glasgow Cathedral will conclude the 4-day event on the 14th June 2016.

The work explores the precise control of wind through the pipes and therefore can be played fully on a mechanical drawstop action organ (Union Chapel) or with the addition of electronics (from the Union Chapel Henry Willis organ) when performed on an electro-pneumatic organ (Glasgow Cathedral).