‘The Avian Eye’

“Then again, some of us can talk.
Some of us can see not only that there is a frame
But can see beyond it, and when I say some of us
I mean me, I mean I can, I mean I do. See you.”

Site-specific song cycle inspired by paintings in the National Gallery, and premiered in situ in 2015.


Writer: Laura Attridge
Composers: Mari Sainio and Benjamien Lycke
Commissioned by: The National Gallery and The Royal College of Music.

Baritone: Nicholas Morton
Soprano: Helaine Liebman

Violin: Charis Jenson
Cello: Verity Evanson
Clarinet: Adrián Somogyi
Bassoon: Sophie Robertshaw