Colin Riley: In Place

Colin Riley in Place

In Place
Music by Colin Riley
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Performed by
Melanie Pappenheim voice
Ruth Goller  double bass, electric & uke bass
Kate Halsall  piano/keys & harmonium
Stephen Hiscock percussion
Nic Pendlebury viola

In Place is a song-cycle with a difference; 10 songs, each setting new texts and mixing live performance, field recording and electronics. In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our cultural identity; shapes our language and dialects; provides both solace and stimulation, and contains histories both universal and personal. The new texts have been specially created by a set of writers for whom ‘place’ is a guiding force in their work: Robert MacfarlanePaul FarleyNick PapadimitrouSelina NwuluJackie MorrisDaljit NagraRichard Skelton and Autumn Richardson.

Colin Riley is commissioned by Sound Festival as part of the PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme which is a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. In Place is also supported by Brunel University and  Arts Council England.

The In Place album is now available on Squeaky Kate MusicThe album launch is on 11th May, for our OCM performance, at The North Wall.

You can also hear Colin on Resonance FM, starting Monday 26th March, 8pm [Clear Spot]. 
In the first of three programmes he focuses on how the natural world has provided us with a place for inspiration, contemplation, solace and escape. As well as his own music, he plays works by artists for whom nature and landscape is a central source of inspiration, in discussion with Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane (collaborators on the recent best-selling book ‘The Lost Words’) and writer of ‘The Fish Ladder’ Katharine Norbury and a new anthology of women’s writing on landscape (Women on Nature).