Hannah Peel on her composition Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia

In April 2018 the electronic artist, arranger and composer, Hannah Peel appeared at Southbank Centre as part of the programme events celebrating the reopening of our Queen Elizabeth Hall following refurbishment. Joined by the 29-piece brass band Tubular Brass Peel performed her composition Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, which had debuted as part of the 2017 New Music Biennial.

In this video, Peel talks us through the inspiration and process that led to that finished composition, Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia.

Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia


When you think about it, the most complex thing in the universe is our brains, so it was really important when making this piece to bring out the breaths of every player and make it feel like you're sat right in the middle of it all.
Hannah Peel on composing Mary Casio: Journey to Casiopeia


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