IC: Ideas Consortium / Brierfield, Circle and Square

01.2019 / Tramway, Ireland
45:03 min

Production Team
Author, Direction / Larry Mayorga
Composer, Conductor / Ron Pen
Rehersal Director / Alex Hindle
Production / Larry Mayorga, Alison Surtees
Editor / Larry Mayorga

A mass community celebration with a diverse group of people mourning together in harmony in a rendition of The Wayfaring Stranger gospel, this congregational singing and performance arrangement presented no instruments with only voices that bounce off the high ceilings and slate floor of an abandoned ironworks site in Brierfield, England.

This gathering and performance were just one result of this project as much of it involved interactions and rehersals between strangers, over the 18 months of intermitent pre-production work the singers learned Shape Note and Sufi singing together as family, performing songs that are commonly sang in private and for the purpose of contemplation, prayer and solidarity. Produced, filmed and installed in location in Brierfield, Lancashire, England.