Ruins explores the relationship between women composers’ work, its perceived value and the factors that lead to it being eroded from our cultural memory. The project draws on the work and lives of three 19th-century French composers — Marie Jaëll, Clémence de Grandval and Augusta Holmès — and considers the impact of beauty, pseudonyms and self-doubt.

Move through the screen to reveal fragments of the piece Ruins which weaves together musical material written by Chloe Knibbs and the three women composers, establishing a “female creative voice” indicative of the time period. The name of each fragment will appear on screen respectively.

Press on the illustrations on the screen to reveal fragments of the piece Ruins which weaves together musical material written by Chloe Knibbs and the three women composers, establishing a “female creative voice” indicative of the time period. The name of each fragment will appear on screen respectively.

  • Composer/Clarinettist:Chloe Knibbs

    Mentor:Linda O’Keefe

    Voice:Suzie Purkis

    Consultant:Elizabeth de Brito/Daffodil Perspective

    Website Designer/Artist:Denitsa Toneva

    Website Developer:Katerina Vaseva

    WebGL Effect:Grovelust

    Video:Lina Krivoshieva

    Font:Ogg Light/Sharp Type

  • Funding acknowledgement:

    The concept for this project was developed during a Jerwood Artist Bursary, and this project has been supported by an Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice Grant.

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Ruins