The motion-picture element of Bethia uses repurposed archival footage from the British Film Institute and Yorkshire Film Archive to create something new and abstract; the idea of old and new is something that repeats throughout the entire work, both in the visuals and within the music. Visually, the footage of Hull’s former maritime industry (i.e. … Continued
The Official Daniel Elms YouTube channel is now live. There will be a host of visual content coming over the Summer, so be sure to subscribe to get the latest updates. In the meantime, some of Daniel’s well known works are now available for free, as are some teaser trailers for forthcoming projects.
In the run up to the premiere of Bethia, Daniel has written about his experience creating some of the instruments and materials for the multimedia work in his blog. A short exposé on the process of working with Hull’s carillon bells is now available here courtesy of Hull-based videographer Adam Blyth.
Daniel is currently preparing for the recording of his debut album Islandia, which is being recorded in London in June 2017 by members of some of the UK’s leading orchestras and chamber groups. The album is a collection of emotive works on the theme of isolation, and draws upon socially- and politically-motivated literature, which has inspirational messages of perseverance and humanity. The album includes the work Bethia, which will premier in Hull on June 30th as part of PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial and Hull City of Culture 2017.
Bethia Film No.1 The Carillon Bells of Hull from Daniel Elms on Vimeo. The world premiere of Bethia is just under two months away. A lot of work has gone into the new piece by both myself and a collection of talented individuals, whose work has been paramount in realising my vision of the piece. … Continued