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.

"I wanted these huge slabs of planetary sounds to echo the excitement and wonder of our human need to explore and develop"

The complete brass band and rhythm section were recorded live on location in The Barnsley Civic Theatre by the Real World studio team.

Read more about the recording of the album and the story of Mary Casio

By Online Editor

Published on Thu, 20 July 17

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