Accents tell a story.
They change, they collect, they’re catching.
They are part of you. They’re like music.
Accents will take place between March 2018 and March 2019, led by UNESCO City of Music Artist in Residence Richy Carey.
The project will begin with a research period, in part through a series of songwriting and sound art workshops across the city through the summer months.
Come Autumn, Richy will compose a new work exploring the accent of Glasgow’s music. He will create a film work investigating how the architecture of a space might amplify or suppress a voice, and compose a choral work that encourages the different rhythms, inflections and sonorities of multiple accents to bend and dance with each other, exploring the patterns of difference they make.
Following this, he will work with a number of Glasgow’s choirs rehearsing the work, culminating in a one-off public performance/recording session at the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, whereby the choirs will come together to perform the score live to the film.
This website will be a place where you can find out more about getting involved in the project, as well as being a home for what is made throughout the project; music, sound works, pictures, stories and film.
If you'd like to join in a workshop, or are part of a choir who are interested in taking part, just get in touch here.