This work is a collaboration between composer and musician Michael McEvoy, artist Theresa Smith of Mooch and composer and artist Emily Peasgood. The choral work was inspired by Mooch’s public art installations in Ramsgate, PERFUGIUM MISERIS and Ramsgate Meridian Line 5.41. The performance of this short piece will be at the Maritime Museum in Ramsgate and responds to the message of refuge stated in the Latin motto (refuge for those in need) and musically explores the 5.41 motif of the Meridian Line which is 5 minutes and 41 seconds ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Michael McEvoy is an eclectic composer working primarily in film and television, with an established career as a jazz artist and pop songwriter/producer. His feature Finding Your Feet hit screens this year starring Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall. Other recent projects include the jazz score for BBC/PBS documentary Jazz Ambassadors and ITV drama Dark Angel starring Joanne Froggatt. In May, violinist Thomas Gould premiered Michael’s classical work Mother Medusae. http://www.michaeljmcevoy.com/
Theresa Smith is the lead artist in Mooch, a Ramsgate and London based award winning creative practice working on public realm projects for commercial clients, local authorities and charities since 2002. To date the portfolio includes landmark sculptures, hoardings, street furniture, memorial gardens and creative community consultation. Grass roots participation with local communities is embedded in the practice, ensuring the final artwork is relevant and valued. Mooch has delivered a series of works for the Ramsgate Arts Festival, including the Crown project in 2014, Waterloo Paradise in 2015, PERFUGIUM MISERIS 2016 and last year the Ramsgate Meridian Line 5.41. www.mooch.co
Emily Peasgood (born in Grimsby) is an award-winning composer and artist. From interactive sound works for galleries and public spaces to intimate installations and large-scale community projects, her work uses intricate sound and technology design to focus on creating a connection between people and locations that have become forgotten and unvalued, often rooted in political realities. Peasgood’s work is described as magical (The Times), evocative (The Telegraph), and memorable (A-N). Recent works include: Requiem for Crossbones (Merge Festival, 2018), Halfway to Heaven (Folkestone Triennial 2017), LIFTED (Turner Contemporary & South Bank Centre, 2016), and the recently BASCA nominated works Crossing Over (2016) and BIRDS and other Stories (2017). www.emilypeasgood.com