Hannah Peel - Awake But Always Dreaming
Friday 26th May 2017
Doors 8:30 pm
Price £8.50 + booking fee / £12.50 on the door
Folkestone Quarterhouse presents:
Normal? Festival 2017
Hannah Peel – Awake But Always Dreaming
The Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over five days to explore the brain.
What happens when connections, chemicals and catastrophes send things off course, and is there such a thing as normal?
Northern Irish artist, singer and electronic composer, sometimes folk artists (and member of the Magnetic North) Hannah Peel, released her LP ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ – a record about memory: the luminous and beautiful formation of memories and the devastating loss or slow, insidious damage to the mind. The LP was produced and recorded with long-term collaborator Erland Cooper, with orchestrations by Peel, both in their own, richly analogue studio in Shoreditch, London and at Attica Audio in County Donegal, Ireland.
Q Magazine has described the album as a ‘sublime electronic opus’ in their 4 star review. Peel has described her experiences with memory and mind in a very revealing Guardian feature; by witnessing the loss of her grandmother to dementia, but also how she cut through the disease with the help of music.
Ever the prolific multi-instrumentalist, Hannah has worked with Unthanks, Duke Special and Nitin Sawney amongst others. Peel has scored stage productions for London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, written music for several projects for Britain’s Channel 4 television network, and contributed to the scores of the movie Anna Karenina and the TV series American Horror Story. Peel was also the first female recipient of the Momentum Music Fund grant, supported by the Arts Council of England.
“Hannah Peel’s new album is an incredible record” The Quietus
“A beautiful record – one of the albums of the year” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music