EMILY BARKER with Carducci String Quartet


This version of Sonogram was recorded live at the Cavern in Exeter for the ‘Music Feeds’ charity event during the pandemic.

Composer Joe Duddell (Elbow, Richard Hawley, New Order) arranged a score for Carducci String Quartet (one of the finest in the UK) to accompany all the artists that day. For Sonogram we kept the arrangement simple and sparse – just voice and the quartet.

Originally on my album A Dark Murmuration of Words, Sonogram is one of those rare songs that felt like it wrote itself and in the context of our collective situation it gathered new meaning for me. I hope you might find some further relevance, a message, a moment of peace or reflection in this new version.

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