Amanda Johnson

MA (Performance), BA (Hons.) Music

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Hind of the Morning

 

Music for reflection, which was installed alongside a large reflective coal mirror, in the newly renovated private chapel of Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham in February 2020. A partnership project between Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and Rotherham Early Help, funded by Arts Council England and Wentworth and Elsecar Great Place.

Lullaby of the Larks

 

Created in response to an Iron Age massacre of over 300 women and children at a Peak District hill fort. Funded by National Lottery Heritage fund, Lullaby of the Larks was an installation of music and sound alongside twelve abstract paitings. The music includes bird song recordings made on and around the hill fort of the many larks that reside there.

From a Roar to a Whisper

 

Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Sound and Music via the Francis Chagrin award. A musical suite in four movements composed using data from ancient cave lion DNA. Exhibited next to the cave lion bones in Buxton Museum and now part of their permanent colelction. The music explores the movement, freedom and power of this now extinct animal. The piece uses auido recordings made on High Wheeldon Hill and was recorded in Foxhole Cave in the Peak District, courtesy of the Nstional Trust.

 

Dazzle Music

 

Funded by Arts Council England. Music for  'Disruptive Pattern', an installation, exhibited at Creswell Crags and Chesterfield Museum, inspired by the Dazzle patterns used on ships during WW1. The music uses repeating patterns which gradually shift in time to signify normal family life and freedom cruelly disrupted by war.