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Holly Early

10th October 2019

Holly Early

Holly Early is a sound artist and cellist, making work to heighten and focus aural perception. She records and edits audio with the intention of encouraging others to consciously listen and engage with their everyday surroundings. This aural engagement is an essential part of her practice to express emotion and energy. Holly’s pieces develop by a process of separating, identifying and constructing. It is through the interconnectedness of sound and image, that has brought Holly to the Both Sides Now: Film Music project and studying MA Sound Design at Leeds Beckett University.

A piece of film or TV music that I really love is…
“The music for Doctor Who from Ninth to Eleventh, are my favourite TV soundtracks. A particular favourite is…

“This is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home” used in the series 3 finale. Composer Murray Gold brings alive the lost past of the Doctor’s home world “Gallifrey”. What makes this piece special for me, is the emotional journey we are taken on with the Doctor. Gold powerfully animates the character’s nostalgia through textured composing. Haunting overtones dip in and out throughout the piece in the wind instruments, projecting a feeling of nostalgia and sadness at the loss of his home. I particularly love the section where the xylophone, harp, and wind instruments playfully suggest childhood memories of naivety and innocence. Before this, the magnificence of the Timelords and the splendour of Gallifrey are portrayed through the passing of melodies between clarinet, strings and brass. This celebration and pride suddenly changes to aggression and frustration during crescendos, increasing emotional tension. Overall the piece leaves me longing to hear more about this unknown time, which we never witness in its entirety during the episode.”

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