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'shouting forever into the receiver' has won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Large Ensemble Composition

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Hannah has received an Ivor Novello Award for shouting forever into the receiver, which was commissioned by Südwestrundfunk for Ensemble Modern and Vimbayi Kaziboni, and premiered at Donaueschinger Musiktage in 2022. 

The Jury described the work as "an outstanding piece of original writing," which " is a visceral and arresting composition of great depth that resonates both in message and instrumentation."

The title is taken from a line in Ocean Vuong's novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. Hannah says: "When I first read this phrase, it reminded me of the shouts and cries, not only of the Plantations, but those of the Plantation Machine, its ongoing feedback loop system, despite the passing of time." Listen to the piece here


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