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.
Isabelle Roland, viola
Videographer: Tony Massil