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Shadows Without Sun explores issues of exile, identity and belonging. The text uses testimony of asylum seekers in UK as well as stories of Norman McLeod, a minister who escaped the Highland Clearances and the story of the prophet Cassandra.
Notes taken from Cresswell: The Voice Inside, NAXOS 8.570824
Supported by a Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Award and The Stevenson Trust and written for Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Text by Ron Butlin and from Euripides' "The Women of Troy"
12 Dec 2003: Premiered at the Academy Concert Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Garry Walker, conductor, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo and Ian McDiarmid, narrator.
Performed by Madeleine Pierard (mezzo-soprano), and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with conductor James Judd, recorded at the Wellington Town Hall in Wellington on 16th and 17th in August, 2007