BAFTA-award winner lends her voice to Lands End

BAFTA-award winner lends her voice to Land’s End
Posted on Jul 08, 2014

Cornish composer, Christopher Bond, has teamed up with BAFTA award winning actress, Miriam Margolyes, to create a spectacular score for the Land’s End summer fireworks.

For the first time, the Land’s End firework displays will be accompanied by an original and exciting twenty-minute orchestral soundtrack created by up-and-coming composer Christopher Bond.

Chris was commissioned by Land’s End, back in January, to compose a score which would capture the magic and mysticism of the westernmost point of Cornwall

Featuring not just an orchestra, but also spoken elements and sound effects, the musical score will take the audience through the legend of the ‘Lost Land of Lyonesse’ – an ancient kingdom supposedly sunk beneath the Cornish sea between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly.

Iconic actress and voice-over artist Miriam Margolyes, famous for her roles in Harry Potter, Blackadder and Doc. Martin, joined the project to be the voice of the ‘Grandmother’ telling the legend of ‘Lyonesse’ to her two mischievous grandchildren.

The story-telling will weave in and out of the music to create not only a musical journey, but one which will be cohesive and memorable, as well as complementing the fireworks at this truly magnificent location.

Christopher Bond said

‘I wanted to create something unique and special to Land’s End and working with Miriam was such a terrific experience, and her wealth of knowledge shone through in her work as she carefully recorded the text.’

Land’s End will use the soundtrack during the summer displays twice a week from the end of July through to the end of August.

Full details, dates and times for the Land’s End summer event programme can be found at: www.landsend-landmark.co.uk





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