Reveal is the latest stage of a collaboration between artist Jyll Bradley, composer Anna Clyne and violist Jane Atkins, commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and the Fruitmarket.
Reveal is the result of a long-term collaboration between Bradley, Atkins and Clyne who were first brought together in 2020 by Scottish Ensemble, Scotland’s leading string orchestra to make a digital lockdown work as part of their ‘Solo Collaborations’ project. At the time Bradley’s Pardes commission for the Fruitmarket had been postponed due to the pandemic, so she decided instead to make a model of the sculpture by hand in her studio in London which formed the basis for a film, Pardes – with music composed remotely by Clyne at her base in upstate New York and recorded by Atkins in her Edinburgh home.
To celebrate the opening of Bradley’s installation, Pardes, in the Fruitmarket Warehouse in November 2021 and the return to live performance, the collaboration came to life as Atkins performed the world premiere of Clyne’s composition, Reveal, from within Pardes – the first stand-alone installation in the new Fruitmarket Warehouse.
In December, Bradley and Atkins returned with filmmaker Will Martin to make this new film, Reveal, made in dialogue with Pardes and in celebration of Atkins’ performance. In the film, performer and sculpture are revealed through the journey of the music, in turn revealing the space and acoustics of the Warehouse. Atkins describes the film as an embrace of ‘simplicity and complexity, angularity and softness, isolation and inclusion, dark and light’.
This film will be screened within Pardes, projected directly onto the wall of the Warehouse, from 21 March – 14 April 2022 during the opening hours of the gallery, and is also now available to watch here online.
A film by Jyll Bradley in collaboration with Composer Anna Clyne and Violist Jane Atkins
Commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and the Fruitmarket, 2022
Director: Jyll Bradley
Camera: Will Martin
Editor: Will Martin
Additional camera by Brian Ross
Reveal composed by Anna Clyne
Original backing track mixed and edited by Anna Clyne and mastered by Jody Elff
Streamed by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
Sound Engineer: Jonathan Green
Filmed and recorded live in ‘Pardes’ an installation by Jyll Bradley, the Fruitmarket Warehouse on 7 December 2021
For Scottish Ensemble:
Viola: Jane Atkins
Producer: Stuart Burns
Chief Executive: Jenny Jamison
Chief Executive (Maternity Cover): William Norris
Artistic Director: Jonathan Morton
For the Fruitmarket:
Director: Fiona Bradley
Curator: Exhibitions and Commissions: Sam Woods
With special thanks to: Jane Atkins
With thanks to:
Royal Philharmonic Society
Jyll Bradley: PARDES Supporters’ Circle:
Axel Beck and Cecile Belaman
Bianca and Stuart Roden
Karen and Mark Smith
Freda and Izak Uziyel
Bina and Philippe von Stauffenberg
Copyright: Jyll Bradley / Scottish Ensemble / Fruitmarket 2022