12 ensemble present a short film depicting the story of Ulysses awaking on a foreign shore through music and contemporary dance, featuring the ensemble's 2017 dance commission from acclaimed choreographer Alexander Whitley. This new dance, performed here by Sakeema Crook, is set to John Woolrich's work 'Ulysses Awakes' for solo viola and strings recorded by the 12 ensemble. John's piece is a reworking of Monteverdi's haunting aria 'Dormo ancora o son desto?' from Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria.
OLIVER LEITH HONEY SIREN - ii. (Full like drips)
Filmed for Barbican Sessions in the Loading Bay of the Barbican Centre carpark, November 2019.
Honey Siren was commissioned by the 12 ensemble in 2019.
PROKOFIEV VISIONS FUGITIVES
A movement of Prokofiev's 'Visions Fugitives' arranged for strings live at Barbican's Sound Unbound Festival 2019
SCHUBERT DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
Highlights from 12 ensemble's performance of Schubert's 'Death & the Maiden' live at St George's, Bristol in September 2018.
SCHUBERT OVERTURE for strings
Performed at The Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, November 2016.
KATE WHITLEY AUTUMN SONGS for 12 solo strings
2014 Commission by the 12 ensemble
Performed live at The Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, November 2016.