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A Musical Journey with Miriam Margolyes

18 March 2014

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A final year composition student recently welcomed a very special guest to the college.

Actor and voice-over artist Miriam Margolyes joined composition student Christopher Bond to record the spoken element of his final degree project.

For the project, Christopher is working with the tourist attraction Land’s End in Cornwall, writing a twenty-minute orchestral soundtrack to accompany their summer firework displays.

Christopher explains: “Rather than create twenty minutes of random music, I’m creating something unique and special to Land’s End. By taking the old legend of the Lost Land of Lyonesse – a lost land supposedly near Land’s End under the ocean – and presenting it as a grandmother (Miriam Margolyes) telling it to her two grandchildren, the story will weave in and out of the music to create not only a musical journey, but one which will be cohesive, educational and memorable, as well as complementing the fireworks at this truly magnificent location.

“Working with Miriam in the recording studio here at the college was such a terrific experience, and her wealth of experience shone through in her work as she carefully recorded the text. I must thank BMus4 Creative Music Technology student Samuel Barnes who acted as Recording Engineer for the entire process – and performed flawlessly!”