A synthesis of traditional Gaelic song and North Indian Raga, this piece interweaves contemporary rhythms and acoustic sounds with the struggles of culture and identity pertinent to both of the artists’ roots. The work explores the struggle for land use experienced by both the Highlanders of Scotland and communities of Northern India, and emphasises the commonality and creativity of human experience.
Jason and Anne said “We are delighted to be able to develop and continue our collaborations with Sharat Chandra Srivastava and Gyan Singh from India which might not have been possible without the help from the PRS Foundation. Music has no borders and can draw people together from all cultures with stories and song. We feel the celebration of commonality and diversity is crucial in today’s world.”
This piece is part of PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2017.
Ceumannan - Footsteps 2 is commissioned by Atlas Arts.
Anne Martin vocals
Jason Singh beatboxer, percussion, electronics
Sharat Chandra Srivastava violin
Gyan Singh tabla
Joe Harrison-Greaves acoustic guitar, bass
The performance of Ceumannan – Footsteps 2 was recorded live by the BBC at the Mortimer Suite, City Hall, Hull on 2 July 2017 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 3 July 2017.
Catalogue number: NMC DL201705
Release Date: 4 August 2017