Butler: Uta's Escape

Recorded March 2017 at Heritage Hall

Commissioned for a concert celebrating women, which took place on International Women’s Day, Butler’s work was created to push the limits of what a ‘female choir’ could sound like. The addition of viola, in Butler’s words, “add[ed] a rich layer as I explored the darker and earthy colours of the female voice.” Collaborating with author Maria Reva, Butler took a story in which a synchronised swimming team throws one of the members, Uta, into the air, and she never returns, and together Reva and Butler distilled the story into a chilling poem.

SINGERS

Melanie Adams
Caitlin Beaupré
Emily Cheung
Katherine Evans
Hilary Ison
Caitlin MacRae
Rebecca Paulding
Lucy Smith

GUEST ARTISTS

Isabelle Roland, viola

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Videographer: Tony Massil