Occupation – Five Songs That Shook The World

Occupation – Five Songs That Shook The World

Creative direction; direction of two films*; lyrics for Sleeping-Mat Ballad **

Commissions for composers to write songs responding to current events, presented online.

Carleen Anderson (Grains of Dust, on protests in Ferguson, Missouri,*)
Judith Weir (Sleeping-Mat Ballad, on democracy protests in Hong Kong**)
Cerys Matthews (Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen, on racial injustice in the US,)
High Contrast (Black Christmas, on Christmas consumption,)
Dan-Wyn Jones (Occupation, using lyrics sourced from public online comment.*)

Welsh National Opera, The Space.org

Created in 2014-15

Link to Archive images of project website, online from October 2014
Link to The Space Archive of project
Website 10K + views at October 2015
Site taken offline October 2016

Video of site in action on request
Films still available on Vimeo and Youtube