Shut out the Noise

for solo percussionist

Angela Elizabeth Slater

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Composer Angela Elizabeth Slater
Year of Composition 2021
Duration ca.10'
Instrumentation Percussion
Categories (all composers) , ,
Catalogue ID ce-as1sotn1


Shut out the Noise is a new solo work for percussion, written especially for Iris van den Bos as part of the Arts Council England funded projected Connected skies: solo series challenge. In this project, composer Angela Elizabeth Slater has set out to write six new works for double bass, cello, flute, accordion, percussion and mezzo soprano between October 2020-May 2021.

Shut out the Noise is the fifth piece in the Connected skies collection of solo works. All the pieces are relective of the difficult times of 2020 and 2021, drawing on a poem authored by the composer, Shut out the Noise explores the feeling of being overwhelmed by the news, social media and the situation of Covid-19.

When the sky enclosed around me
Shrinking ever smaller
I found woven half dreams
fractured in spaces inbetween
which ache and screams
I tried to shut the noise out
but it echoed right back at me
never to leave or fully be