- 24 Nov 20
Composer Úna Keane's new live album 'Collaborations' was recorded at Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church and will arrive on November 27th.
Irish composer Úna Keane has shared the beautiful music video for the first single from her forthcoming Collaborations album, 'Hollow', featuring archive film footage depicting winter scenes.
The nine-minute, evocative track features Stephen Shannon crossing piano and electronic textures across the song, with the film footage collated and edited by Úna herself to score the music.
The archive film footage of the natural world in 1970s North American was offered by the Prelinger Archive in San Francisco.
The track's long-running theme is that of winter, the hollowing out, and the cold power of nature.
'Hollow' was also created in collaboration with Liam Ó'Maonlaí, Lōwli, Gareth Quinn Redmond and Ronán Conroy, and was recorded live at The Pepper Canister Church on March 5th, 2020 by Adam KJ.
"Stephen and I had linked in with one another in advance over a couple phone calls, but this recording was the first time this piece was played live, and it was essentially an improvisation between us all on the night," Úna says of the origins of her new live album, Collaborations.
Recorded a week before live music ceased to exist this year as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Collaborations features Keane and other musicians playing the music of the artist’s last two albums – In the Deep (2019) and As I Wake, Still I Dream (2017) with some new and improvised work.
The album is released on November 27th and available for pre-order on Bandcamp.
Watch Úna's powerful video for 'Hollow' below: