Bawdy: For six accordions and electronics

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Bawdy songs emphasise sexual themes and were often sung by men while drinking. This piece samples the bawdy song “She Was A Rum One” sung by Jeannie Robertson, a well-known Scottish folk singer. It also samples an interview with Robertson and archivist Alan Lomax in which they discuss the portrayal of women and sex in “She Was A Rum One”. Through editing the original recordings of Robertson and bringing them into a live conversation with the accordions, Bawdy explores the subject object dynamics between singer and instrument, man and woman, present and past.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2022