VESSEL & RAKHI SINGH announce new collaborative project. ‘Written In Fire’ due out later this year & UK tour dates announced!

March 11, 2019


– Announce new project ‘Written in Fire’ 
– UK tour announced for later this year
First track “Written in Fire (Excerpt 1)” online now

After releasing their album ‘Queen of Golden Dogs’ last year, Tri Angle Records Vessel is back with a new collaborative project with violinist Rakhi Singh. The pair have joined forces to create a new 30-minute movement of music entitled Written in Fire‘ and set to tour the UK later this year, with shows in London, Cardiff, Manchester & Scotland. The first snippet from ‘Written in Fire’ is streaming online below here. 

Rakhi Singh and Seb Gainsborough (Vessel) met whilst working on a piece for Immix Ensemble. A strong bond over music was the result, with both enjoying feeling out of their depth in regards to each others’ taste and musical background. They began to write their first collaborative piece not long afterwards. 

The result of this was Written in Fire. Composed for string quartet and electronics, it is a response to Czech composer Leos Janacek’s second string quartet, entitled Intimate Letters. Rather than write a piece in the style of Janacek, or recontextualise the original work for a modern audience, Written in Fire is a personal reaction to the cascade of feelings the piece provokes. 

After being premiered at the 2018 edition of the Aldeburgh Music Festival, Written in Fire will be presented at various UK venues in 2019. They will be joined for some of these performances by Portuguese director and video artist Pedro Maia. 

They are currently working on their second collaboration, a new commission for Manchester Collective inspired by Baroque music and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. 

See Written in Fire live: 
11th April – Kings Place, London**
5th May – Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff **
7th May – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester **
8th May – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
** live AV from Pedro Maia. 

Written in Fire website

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