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They Will Be The Colour

by Julia Booth and Jeremy Mayall

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Flutter 15:21
L.O.Q.Shun 03:46


This is a collection of projects with soprano Julia Booth.

This piece is a musical reflection of my initial response to experiencing the Tropical Rainforest Butterfly Enclosure at the Otago Museum with my family early in 2014. Ongoing visits to the space continue to inspire me – this unexpected oasis in the middle of Dunedin populated by these magical floating creatures.
Flutter marks my first adventure into multi-sensory performance as a composer. I have been regularly involved in the creation of multi-media works that develop the sight and sound of an experience – but the creation of this work that also engages feel, smell and taste has been an extremely rewarding one. Unfortunately the multi-sensory elements of this piece can not be translated into a recording... but for those who attended the premiere performance, it was certainly something special.

Cut Away the Masts
This piece is a song cycle created in collaboration with 2014 Robert Burns Fellow Majella Cullinane. The poems are inspired by The McIlrath Letters, a series of letters which were written by two brothers, who emigrated from Northern Ireland to New Zealand in 1860, and wrote back to their family there for over fifty years.

This piece was developed through discussions with the singer Julia Booth about the work of Alexander Melville Bell on the study of elocution. We started talking about creating a loop-based performance piece in November 2013, and finally ended up in November 2014 with a completed recording of the work!
I had found a book online that he had written called “The Principles of Elocution” from 1887, and based the text of snippets from that book – particularly the second on difficult combinations.
The work is all voices (with reverb and delay effects).


released August 1, 2015

All music composed by Jeremy Mayall

All Vocals: Julia Booth

Lyrics: Shoshana Sachi
Violin: Tessa Petersen
Flute: Feby Idrus
Pedal Steel: John Egenes
Bass: Rob Burns
Backing: Jeremy Mayall

Cut Away The Masts
Lyrics: Majella Cullinane
Music: Jeremy Mayall

Backing Vocal Noises: Jeremy Mayall

All backing tracks performed and recorded by Jeremy Mayall

Flutter and Cut Away the Masts Recording:
Daniel Buchanan at University of Otago Albany Street Studios

L.O.Q.Shun vocal recording:
Brad Morgan at Wintec Department of Music Studies.

Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Jeremy Mayall

Album Art by Ashlee Fischer
Cover Design by Dan Inglis


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Jeremy Mayall Hamilton, New Zealand

Jeremy Mayall is a Composer/Producer/Performer.
Working in a range of musical genres he is interested in writing for odd combinations of sounds, particularly fusing pre-recorded sound with live performance, and has most recently been exploring the world of cross-genre hybridity. ... more

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