Rakhi Singh is a violinist, collaborator and composer, releasing her debut EP on Icelandic label Bedroom Community in 2021, alongside leading the group she co-founded, Manchester Collective to their proms debut weeks later. Seb Gainsborough, also known as Vessel is a frequent collaborator of Singh’s, who has over recent years shifted his practice from the strictly electronic across into the instrumental realm – developing expansive new works, treading the uncanny ground of the organic and synthetic for the likes of Somerset House and Aldeburgh Music. With NYX, this trio of creative forces presents a new work for vocal ensemble, electronics and violin exploring Danish poet Inger Christensen’s masterpiece It.
This piece is part of PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2022
Commissioned by NXS Electronic Drone Choir
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Logos was recorded by the BBC on 23 April 2022 at HMV Empire, Coventry.
Producer: Michael Rossi
Sound Engineer: Joe Yon
Catalogue Number: NMC DL202204