Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth

Thursday, 19th November

At 4pm today Nastassja Simensky & Rebecca Lee present ‘SHERDS: Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth.’

SHERDS is an experimental audiowork based on a six-week archaeological dig which took place at Malkin Tower Farm in Pendle, during the hot summer of 2018. Performed by an ensemble of musicians, archaeologists and vocalists, SHERDS brings together spoken word, improvisation, vibrating rocks, field recordings, live audio and new compositions to form a shifting soundscape.The programme draws on the specialisms of each of the ensemble to collapse, unearth and reassemble the rhythms and processes of archaeological excavation, changing land use, topography and her story.

Written and Produced by Rebecca Lee and Nastassja SimenskyPerformed by Alison Cooper, Bobby Cotterill, Caroline Trutz, Kelly Jayne Jones, Nastassja Simensky, Rebecca Lee, Sophie Cooper, Rebecca Atherton and Bernie Velvick. Spoken Word from Danielle Knights, Katy Soar, John Claydon, Catherine Reardon, Rick Peterson and Aidan Parker.