Special Mention Laurel (UK Music Video Festival 2023)

  • Loveday, Claire (Recipient), Fay, Richard (Recipient) & Gee, Sam (Recipient)

Prize: Other distinction


An animated film by Claire Loveday to accompany a musical composition by Richard Fay as released on the album 'Hamosity: Music in Hard Times'

Mixed and Mastered by Sam Gee
SPECIAL MENTION LAUREL - United Kingdom Music Video Festival 2023

Hamosity is endeavour which celebrates musicking in all its forms, and it challenges the pandemic erosion of music-making. The title comes from a decade or so (from 1995) of journeying in Greece, Bulgaria, and elsewhere in south-east Europe (the Balkans) - weeks spent in the metropolises and the mountains, immersed in the sights and sounds around me. It was a time, too, of personal contentment, of music, and musicking. A key aspect of my work in those days was the hamos (xamos), the unexpected, the chaotic, in which, and through which, everything seemed to develop. The CD takes its title from Hamosity Horo (2002) a piece which tries to captures that spirit of mayhem, destructive at times but also generative. It was built on a fragment written earlier as I despaired at the war in Bosnia, the devastation it caused, and the ugliness of humanity it brought to the fore.

Performed by:
Flute/Piccolo – Jemima Kingsland
Clarinet – Daniel Mawson
Bass Clarinet – Katherine Blumer
Bassoon – Sam Gee

Sop/Tenor Sax – Sam Gee
Alto/Bari Sax – Jack Fearn
Trumpet – Bob Dinn
Trombone – Pierre Flasse
Bass Trombone – Dan Mitchell
Tuba – Rohan Iyer

Bass Guitar – Sheila Seal
Percussion – Delia Stevens

Violin – Mabon Jones
Viola – Ali Vennart
Cello – Yiğit Alp Onat
Double Bass – Sophie Sully
Degree of recognitionInternational


  • ethnoclassical
  • hamosity