crewdson & cevanne
Accidental Records present Crewdson & Cevanne and their bold debut album, BRACE.
They were shortlisted for the BASCA British Composer Awards in 2018, will feature on BBC Radio 3 ‘Open Ear’ in May, and the BBC Proms in July 2019.
They blend voices with ‘found sounds’ and new songs recorded on harp and DIY midi-controllers.
Stories of old England, modern throwaway culture, haunted forests and Artificial Intelligence are interwoven with field recordings of abandoned coal mines, plague stones, NASA space travel, archaeological digs and the deep, threatening hum of a nuclear power station which concludes the record.
At the Ivor Academy Composer Awards
with milliner Jodie Cartman
"Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian was wearing an extraordinary ‘sonic bonnet’ designed by Jodie Cartman and inspired by traditional Armenian metallic headdresses. The metal and jewel elements of the sonic bonnet are MIDI-controlled and react to touch and movement. Combining a clear and perfectly placed folk delivery, stylised gestures and an array of field recordings and live electronica, her set had an emotional directness that drew the audience into her universe."
Caroline Potter, icareifyoulisten, BBC Proms