The premiere of Daniel Elms’ “Bethia” at PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial, part of Hull City of Culture 2017. Recorded at Hull Minster, 30th June, 2017.
"Bethia" is a beacon for Hull's progressive generation; a reminder of the cultural and humanitarian responsibilities that the city must hold at the forefront of its redevelopment.
Daniel's work takes snapshots of the city's maritime heritage (text and music taken from sea shanties, and archival footage of the city's old industries) and repurposes them into new musical and visual expressions — he uses exponents of the city's old industries as exponents of its new, artistic ones. The work's title, "Bethia", is derived from a maritime vessel built at Blaydes Shipyard in Hull.
This performance was filmed and edited by videographer Adam Blyth and the projected motion picture and archive collage was created by visual artist David Briggs. "Bethia" was a commission by the British Film Institute with archival footage provided by British Film Institute and Yorkshire Film Archive.
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