Programme Notes

Nathan James Dearden - we ARE determined

Nathan James Dearden (b. 1992) - we ARE determined (2018)

for Carla Rees

after Ethel Smyth

Incorporating excerpts from Emily Wilding Davison’s diary during her incarceration at Holloway Prison (London, UK) in 1912, this work acts as a musical postcard from a single moment of one’s immoral persecution and a time of collective empowerment.

Written for Suffrage 2018 Events and kindly supported by VOTE100 at Royal Holloway.

Duration 8’00 approx.
Premiere: Carla Rees (bass flute), Sophie Mercer (narrator) & Carwyn Jones (drones: cello), Emily Wilding Davison Building Exhibition Space, Royal Holloway University of London, 9 March 2018

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