"…each piece is timeless and genuinely magical" - The Quietus
"Why have we had to wait this long for this excellent sound to be recorded and released?" - Norman Records
(Reviews of debut album Solas)
Written & performed by Claire M Singer
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Artwork & photography by Jon Wozencroft
Sides 1 to 3: Solas
Solas and Wrangham were recorded by Iain Berryman at Union Chapel, London, 26-27th February 2016 on the organ built by Henry Willis in 1877
Mixed at Bennachie Studios, Aberdeen and EMS Goldsmiths, London
Violin extracts on Eilean from "Land of the Standing Stones" composed and performed by Paul Anderson
Eilean was commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council
Special thanks to Union Chapel, University of Aberdeen and Goldsmiths College
Side 4: Fairge
Recorded by Clare Gallagher at Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 12th June 2017 on the transept organ built by Ahrend & Brunzema (1965)
Fairge was commissioned by Oude Kerk
Special thanks to Jacob Lekkerkerker and all at Oude Kerk
Claire M Singer's performance is truly captivating, with her signature style of intricate textures, rich overtones and powerful swells, emotionally resonating throughout.
The work of Claire M Singer has been widely commissioned, exhibited and performed throughout Europe and North America. This includes acoustic and electronic composition, fixed media, multi-media, installations and live electronics.
Performances and commissions include Tate Modern London; Glasgow Cathedral; Chez Poulet Gallery San Francisco; XMV New York City; Fylkingen Institute Stockholm; Ceremony Hall Austin; Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne; Muziekgebouw Aan' t ij Amsterdam and the Barbican supporting Stars of the Lid.
Claire is also Music Director of the organ at Union Chapel and Artistic Director of the Organ Reframed festival.
In June 2017 she was a recipient of the inaugural Oram Awards from the PRS Foundation and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop for her innovation in sound and music.
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