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Written for solo piano, Islands of the North is a work that began life as a silent film score. The music is strongly influenced by Jessica’s travels to the northern islands of Scotland and the Faroe Islands, and her experience of living in the Outer Hebrides; places where the sea and the weather are ever-present, powerful forces.
A sequel to Jessica’s recent album Under the World, Silence combines evocative vocals, the rich sound of a grand piano, and orchestral violin textures. Written between Scotland and Australia, it navigates a journey out of creative silence and across the world - exploring endings and beginnings, loss and change…
"Under the World... shares qualities with the ocean - a feeling of tumult, foreboding and an awe-inspiring vastness."
-Nadine McBay, The National, 2019