SOLO SPOTLIGHT

In March 2007 Ruth was was one of four solo artists invited to perform in the Wapping Project’s Solo Spotlights series. The series focuses on cutting edge music in the atmospheric setting of London’s Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. Artistic director Rolf Hind curated a series of solo evenings which enabled the performers to shape their own events in a site specific setting. Against a spectacular backdrop of hydraulic machinery harpist Ruth Wall, harpsichordist Jane Chapman, violinist David Alberman and percussionist Damien Harron conjured new sounds from their instruments, using new performance techniques, electronics, movement and theatre. Each artist explored new territory for their instrument in events that provided a feast for the senses, with stage and lighting design by multimedia artist Julia Bardsley.

Ruth performed on lever harp, bray harp and Russian gusli. She premiered works by David Lang, Joe Cutler, Richard Glover, Liz Johnson and Christopher Best as well as a recently commissioned work by Laurence Crane.