This is a long-term ongoing collaboration producing music/sound and text works for record, broadcast and performance.
Martin and Helen have been awarded a prestigious two-week residency at Elizabeth Bishop’s childhood home in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada during September 2019. They will be developing a new music and text work using field recordings made during their stay. More to follow.
New text and sound work, Squall by Martin Heslop and Helen Tookey. Listen here:
Martin and Helen’s new work Squall will be premiered on Radiophrenia 2019 during May. Find out more information here: https://radiophrenia.scot/
New sound and text work in development – working title Squall – uses text from Helen’s upcoming collection City of Departures forthcoming with Carcanet in July 2019.
*UPDATE* – City of Departures has been nominated for the prestigious Forward Prize for Best Collection. Well done Helen! More information and see the other shortlisted collections here: http://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/2019-forward-prizes/
Three poems by Helen Tookey from her collection In the Glasshouse, re-worked as part of an ongoing collaboration.
These pieces were first presented as part of this project in Newcastle, July ’17: