Uncommon Sense: Claire Deak On Sotto Voce – Recovering & Reimagining The Work Of Baroque Women Composers
Melbourne-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Claire Deak talks about her debut solo album, Sotto Voce, and the two women composers of the Baroque whose music she recovered and reimagined – Francesca Caccini (1587-c. 1645) and Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677). Some of their compositions are intuitively sensed and worked into new compositions by Claire using a range of Baroque and modern instruments, as well as innovative modern and analogue recording techniques that bend our concept of time. Claire delves into her neo-classical compositions and musical practice as we hear some of her atmospheric and imaginative new works throughout the interview. Sotto Voce is out via Lost Tribe Sound. Visit Claire Deak's Bandcamp page here.
Tracklist (in order) as aired in the interview:
Claire Deak - Prefigured (Ritornello)
Claire Deak - Dolce Tormento
Claire Deak - Liberated Sighs
Claire Deak - A Million Cloaked Ghosts