we ARE DETERMINED

(2018)

for bass flute, narrator and drones

8'

Written for Suffrage 2018 Events, kindly supported by VOTE100 at Royal Holloway.

first performance

Carla Rees (bass flute), Sophie Mercer (narrator) and Carwyn Jones (drones; violoncello) at Emily Wilding Davison Building Exhibition Space, Royal Holloway University of London (UK) on 9 March 2018.

programme note

for Carla Rees

after Ethel Smyth

Incorporating excerpts from Emily Wilding Davison’s diary during her incarceration at Holloway Prison (London, UK) in 1912, this work acts as a musical postcard from a single moment of one’s immoral persecution and a time of collective empowerment. -njd

score sample