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