Megaphones for the Unheard 2012

Megaphones for the Unheard: Exploring the voice of women through music and poetry commissioned by vocal trio, Voice, for an exciting new project premièring in London then touring in the UK and USA 2012/2013.

At the heart of Megaphones for the Unheard is a poem by the talented poet Jasmine Cooray. Taking inspiration from female musical figures, such as the Iranian musician, poet and political activist, Gissoo Shakeri, German medieval abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, Cooray’s words bring these women’s experiences to life. Acclaimed British composers Helen Chadwick, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Stevie Wishart, and Marcus Davidson develop the core Megaphones theme in their own individual way with new commissions for a cappella trio, Voice.

See live video footage on music page

Megaphones for the Unheard: programme details (2 Nov 2012)