Landscapes is a musical composition in four parts for SSAATB community choir, poet, flute, piano and sign language interpreter by Emily Peasgood.
In 2017, CPBRA funded a studio recording of Landscapes (2014) to be utilised as a learning resource for adult community choirs.
Landscapes is inspired by the art of the nineteenth century landscape painter JMW Turner and American abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler. The work was commissioned by Sounds Like Art and produced in partnership with Turner Contemporary to premiere at the exhibition Making Painting: The work of JMW Turner and Helen Frankenthaler in 2014.
Landscapes investigates how combining art forms can impact on audience experiences of visual art and music. The work is performed surrounded by the art of Turner and Frankenthaler to create a combined visual and aural experience. The influence of the art forms poetry and music in Turner and Frankenthaler’s work is explored and expressed through the use of text, spoken word and tonal colour. The work also explores themes of physical and emotional landscapes present in both artists work, expressed through the use of text, tonal colour and a sign language interpreter.