Stanlaey’s most recent project, The Human Project, was premiered at Harbour Lights Cinema, Southampton Docks, May 22nd 2017. The project’s Premiere was sold out and received a standing ovation. Since, the music itself has received the Southampton Hazel Muras-Osborn Composition award. The film for The Mountain Collector has received the TMCLFF Award of Recognition, won the Feel The Reel London film festival award, and received recognition from several international film festivals.
What is it?
The Human Project is Stanlaey’s latest album, a multi-faceted audio-visual project exploring the body as a medium of expression. There have been 70+ musicians, artists, actors/actresses, videographers and helpers involved in bringing this project to reality under the direction of Bethany Clare. The project began in late 2016, when Stanlaey’s fascination in videography and story telling began to grow more intense alongside Bethany’s university studies within embodiment, and dualisms.
The music is all written, arranged and recorded by Bethany who sings on all the tracks, with the exception of Hip-Hop inspired track Eldur (the track for ‘Fire’) which features a rap performance from the brilliant Pedro D G Correia. Bethany explores the elements through her musical composition as well as visuals. For example, Ice includes delicate harp and string quartet scoring, Fire is hip-hop inspired, Water was written to sound like water particles with immense flowing polyphony, and Wood is the equivalent of a bi-polar folk-song.
The project embodies 7 elements, within 7 songs and videos where each song comes to personify an element in a unique and distinct way. The Human Project takes the audience through 7 hues, revealing the body as a canvas to represent natural elements as a metaphor for cognitive states of mind, and the evolution of the body. The human body transforms itself into a real life canvas.
The release is TBC
A new performance arrangement of Stanlaey has been birthed, bringing The Human Project songs to the live environment in the form of a trio/quartet.
In the meantime, keep updated on the facebook page for updates.
See you soon,
Love from Stanlaey and the Humans of The Human Project.