I love the photograph of the ripe wheat which is perfect because, for me, it is connected to the meaning of this special “human” Requiem.
My granddaughter Emma Clarke has been coming to our concerts for the last 4 years. She has always been very creative and recently started carrying a small paint set with her.
These spaces that cross over the boundaries of our usual life are often referred to as “liminal.” Often they represent the first phase of a process that may take us somewhere new and unexpected, then back to the place we started, with a difference.
I’ve been asking myself why people in the nineteenth century would have gone to listen to a piece like The Spectre’s Bride. One answer to my question was that people wanted an exciting evening out with a few thrills and shivers, accompanied by Dvorak’s great music.
The wedding shirt is both tangible and mysterious, and it carries metaphoric weight from start to finish. It also reflects the realities surrounding women’s roles in society and the attention to the fabric arts throughout history.