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Musarc and Jack Sheen present: Croon harvest on ResonanceExtra, Sun 6 November 2022, 12–1pm


Sunday 6 Nov 2022, 121pm


On Sunday 6 November 2022, ResonanceExtra will be broadcasting four experimental choral works Musarc recorded with conductor/composer Jack Sheen for in April 2022. The project brought together new and recent projects by composers Olivia Block (US), Cassandra Miller (CA/UK) and Andrew Hamilton (IE/UK), with Sheen’s eponymous Croon harvest (2021–ongoing) as a central starting point. The four works explore music in a situated and embodied state, floating on noise and quiet sounds, peeling off from the brink of silence towards a good old sing-along. In each work, the voice occupies a different space in relation to other sounds, the body, technology, or notions of memory and tradition.

The project is part of Musarc’s work with contemporary composers and the ensemble’s commitment to new music – brittle and radical, in need of projection as well as protection and advocacy. The choir was joined by musicians from the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

Recorded at ResonanceExtra on 30 April 2022. Instrumentalists: Cara Houghton (flute), Rowan Jones (clarinet), Michelle Hromin (bass clarinet), Andrew Hamilton (viola), Andrew Liddell (viola), Rebecca Burden (cello), Steve Potter (piano).