Anne Clyne Ten Little Pieces


Anne Clyne

Series about classical music. Rapper, comedian and actor Doc Brown enters a threatening, animated seascape to introduce Night Ferry by living composer Anna Clyne.


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So, where do musical ideas come from?

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ENTERS KEYPAD CODE

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DOOR OPENS

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DOOR CLOSES AND LOCKS

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Most of us aren't going to get very far staring at a

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blank screen or an empty page.

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But ideas, inspiration, can come from sounds around us.

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Memories, stories, poems, photos...or a picture,

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like the image of a dark, turbulent wave.

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That's what composer Anna Clyne saw in her head back in 2012

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and the first thing that she did was to paint it,

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then she went over to her piano and started to improvise.

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Notes, melodies, rhythms, any music that the image made her think of.

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To do this, you don't need to know how to read or write music,

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you just need to want to make it.

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Anna's music grew, the images grew,

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both took on a life of their own and soon a Night Ferry emerged.

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INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS

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Charcoal, ribbon, gauze,

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illustrations all went onto the painting...

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-ETHEREAL VOICE:

-The ice was here, the ice was there,

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the ice was all around.

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..scratched in pencil or thick paint, and lines from poems

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like The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the tale of his cursed ship.

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It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, like noises in a swound!

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You know, our minds are mysterious places,

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where our moods can suddenly turn from light and clear to dark

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and stormy, and that's what Night Ferry is -

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the journey of a ship struggling through the night,

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but also a journey through the whirlwind of our own minds.

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And that whole musical voyage started in Anna's mind with

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one single idea.

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One image, one wave.

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Music: Night Ferry by Anna Clyne

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Rapper, comedian and actor Doc Brown enters a threatening, animated seascape via a giant wave, to introduce Night Ferry by living composer Anna Clyne. The BBC Philharmonic perform the exciting piece in a Manchester warehouse.


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