Night Songs

Apr 2015

‘Night Songs was my favourite thing I have ever seen at the National Trust. It had rave reviews across the board & I hope we can work together again.’ ANNA RUSSELL, GENERAL MANAGER, NATIONAL TRUST.

During Spring 2015, The National Trust (Trust New Art), producers In Between Time and the musician Patrick Wolf embarked on a unique and incredible project titled Night Songs.

Together we unlocked the doors to four National Trust properties at night (Tyntesfield, Barrington Court, Osterley House and Nostell Priory). Mysterious musicians and performance artists occupied chapels, turrets, kitchens and stairwells, as audiences wandered freely through the house.

Night Songs featured commissions from some of the UK’s most innovative artists including Reckless Sleepers, Knights of the Invisible, Louisa Fairclough, Alex Bradley and Eloise Fornieles.

At the heart of the project was a commissioned song by the inimitable Patrick Wolf. Written following a period of residency at Tyntesfield near Bristol, “Sermon Of Soil” is inspired by the characters and history Patrick encountered during his research.

'Britain’s most innovative, radical and creative pop star.' THE OBSERVER

ALL IMAGES: NIGHT SONGS © PAUL BLAKEMORE

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