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