Excited to announce that the debut single, La Serena, from my new Ladino song project with singer-songwriter Ana Silvera is born. Yja (Daughter) brings new light to these old romantic beautiful songs from the Judeo-Spanish tradition. Sung in Ladino, the Medieval Spanish spoken by the diaspora since the 1400s in Spain and Portugal before the were forced to disperse and become disinherited from their homes in the 1600's. These songs have stayed alive until now and we are honoured to be able to look into the archives and explore some of these treasures.
Burlington Vermont 10 September 2007
We stood side by side,
He had his arm around me
But to keep the space of breath and
was to nurture - observe - unleash -
flow - respect.
He said he had to let go of me,
to stand apart,
so that he may see deeper and understand.
To love someone whilst also giving
them the space to be entirely themselves
and to admire them for it,
That. Is is a truly amazing experience.
Beautiful images by Iggy Crespo & Frank Balbi
Flora Curzon (violin/electronics/vocals)
Francesca Ter-Berg (cllo/electronics/vocals)
Sam Beste (synths/live processing)
Ruth Goller (bass)
A beautiful night (and last gig for a while) experiment with sound and moon-spirations alongside an incredible line-up for POW Thanet, curated by the Lunatraktors.
Images by Andrew Hastings & Alan Hirst
Join myself, Flora Curzon, special guest Sam Beste (Hejira/The Vernon Spring) + Bass player Ruth Goller's new project SKYLLA with Lauren Kinsella (Snow Poet) & Alice Grant on vocals for this one-off beautiful gathering at the Hackney Old Baths in Hackney Wick London. Tickets and more info here.
Thanks to Phantom Limb & Earth Cruises for putting this event on with us!
Poster by Rebekah Bouche
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/805662513220826/
The culmination of months of work, buried in my studio over most of the Summer. I was commissioned by the JW3 to score a series of short films about Jewish life from the BFI archives. Working on this project was an honour and a huge challenge but I got there, with the help of some amazing friends and talented colleagues/collaborators.
The films premier at the UK Jewish Film Festival in Glasgow & London on the 17th November at 1pm. London is almost SOLD-OUT, there is a Q&A after with myself, Maureen Lipman, Isy Suttie, Director Jon Spira & Mekella Broomberg (JW3).
More info and tickets here.
Director: Jon Spira
Commissioned by: Mekella Broomberg / JW3
Narration: Isy Suttie
Score produced by: Francesca Ter-Berg, featuring composition contributions from Michael Wingora & Oren Marshall)
Drums: Simon Roth
Tuba: Oren Marshall
Clarinet: Michael Winograd
Fiddle: Anna Lowenstein
Voice/Cello/Electronics/Sound Design: Francesca Ter-Berg
Engineering: Francesca Ter-Berg & Barnabas Poffley
Mixing: Rick Leigh, St Luke's, Islington
Mastering: Tim Turan, Turan Audio, Oxford
Produced and recorded at Lighthouse Studio Margate, Lima Limo HQ Bermondsey & Zenubian Space Hither Green
Thank you to:
Arts Council England kindly supporting us with a generous project grant over the coming months as we seek to share our music far & wide.
Andy Halliday @ Phantom Limb for booking our shows and being incredible
Esther Tewkesbury @ Kartel Music Group for pushing us and knowing how to get things happening :)
James Vella & Will McCarthy for your continued support in getting our music heard by as many folks as possible.