‘It Felt Like Drowning’ is the winner of our recent Inspired musical composition competition. Entrants were invited to attend the Feel It Festival in November 2016 and take their inspiration from one of the events. The winner, Elan Higueras, draws on material from A Painful Silence, a panel discussion on domestic violence led by Life of Breath team member Prof. Gene Feder. The piece was written for acclaimed trombone quartet Bones Apart, and premiered in Bristol on April 28th 2017.
In this podcast Sarah McLusky speaks to Elan, Bones Apart and Bristol project manager Jess Farr-Cox. You’ll also hear a conversation between Gene Feder and Jacqui, a survivor of domestic abuse, talking about how listening to the piece affected her and whether it feels like a true reflection of her experience.
Read more about Elan’s composition process in this blog post. In ‘A Painful Silence’ Gene Feder and Lucy Potter reflect on the Feel It Festival event of the same name. If you are affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast and need support contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 0808 2000 247
This podcast was presented and produced by Sarah McLusky.
Hear the full piece performed by Bones Apart.