field recording

Sbarbi's Arrow screening at Fort Process 3rd September 2016

Image from installation at Soundfjord 2013

Image from installation at Soundfjord 2013

Sbarbi's Arrow is screening as part of the one-day festival "Fort Process" at Newhaven Fort, in Sussex on the 3rd September. The 22 minute animated film is built around an (almost) unedited field recording capturing a moment in the procession of Jesús Despojado during Seville's Semana Santa. Originally installed at London's Soundfjord gallery in 2013, as part of a solo exhibition of the same name.

Recent sound recordings from Seville: "saetas" performed by artists from Jerez and Mairena

Listen to a selection of saetas (a cappella flamenco prayer, typically sung during the Easter processions of Andalucia) sung during Lent 2015 at an event at the church of Santa Ana in Triana (Seville).

The recordings form part of an ongoing and open-ended study of Seville's Semana Santa (Holy Week) since 2006, outputs of which include Sbarbi's Arrow and a permanent collection of audio and audiovisual recordings at the British Library (visit sami.bl.uk/ and enter the collection number C1338, also see British Library music blog).