Latest news »Hannah Peel: Society of Sound for July
The July release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is Hannah Peel's third album Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia. A seven-movement odyssey composed for analogue synthesizers and full, traditional 29-piece colliery brass band.
The album explores one person's journey to outer space, by recounting the story of an unknown, elderly, pioneering, electronic musical stargazer (Mary Casio) and her lifelong dream to leave her terraced home in the mining town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to see Cassiopeia for herself.
The complete brass band and rhythm section were recorded live on location in The Barnsley Civic Theatre by the Real World studio team.
"I wanted these huge slabs of planetary sounds to echo the excitement and wonder of our human need to explore and develop" say Hannah.