a woman, a piano, and an original song inspired by the daily weather report on BBC Radio 4.

The first in a planned series of

Music & Pictures videos.

Photographs by Lily Blackmore and paintings by Helen McKenna Menges 

 

Green Rainfall is the 2nd in the Music & Pictures series and is the inspiration for what became a seasonal set.

 

It  celebrates the spring with a series of green photographs by

Lily Blackmore and Casson is accompanied by some beautiful piano playing from John Jansson.

 

The title song from Tom Blackmore's film Last Call for Nefertiti,  which followed Nicholas Reeves (unsuccessful) attempt to find the ancient  Egyptian Queen's tomb in 2008.

 

Performed by Sue Casson &

The Brannick Academy with

The Favoured Few - Caryl Caffery on cello, Stephen Hiscock on drums.

 

Hazy Summer Days celebrates the short and intense magic of a British summer in a series of music & pictures.

 

Casson is accompanied by the sensitive piano playing of

John Jansson with photography by Lily Blackmore

 

From ECHour 2015 - 'Londoners are aware of a changing skyline, dense with cranes, as tall buildings emerge amongst the historic landmarks. But up close many of them remain shiny, silent and uninhabited despite a huge housing shortage in the city. What are they all there for?'

 

A lyrical protest song,

written and performed

by Sue Casson.

 

From ECHour 2015 - 'When I turned on the BBC coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year I was disappointed to see one hardy annual sadly missing from the presenting team. So I wrote him this song.'

 

Written and performed

by Sue Casson

 

The 4th in the Music & Pictures series

It celebrates the  gorgeous autumn of 2015 with a series of photographs by Lily Blackmore that capture the red, green and gold as the trees shed their leaves.

 

This recording, by Sue Casson &

The Brannick Academy comes from their Elegantly Wasted CD, which also features The Favoured Few – Caryl Caffery on Cello and Stephen Hiscock on drums.

 

Snow was originally written for the 1992 musical of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Happy Prince.

 

Here is a solo, pared down cabaret treatment from Casson, accompanied by John Jansson’s shimmering piano.

The enchanting icy pictures with the music were snapped

by Lily Blackmore

 

The latest Music & Pictures upload is possibly the most ambitious yet, with Lily Blackmore's gorgeous sunset and fireworks pictures animated by

Robert Blackmore.  

AWAP for Web

a woman, a piano...  the films

 

This year, I've been experimenting with music, pictures and words in a series of short films which you can also see on my regularly updated YouTube channel.

 

Some feature beautiful pictures alongside song lyrics, while others were conceived to form a projected background during performances. They are all edited by Robert Blackmore and there is now a gallery of songs to explore with more in the pipeline, so why not subscribe!

 

On this page you'll also find an interview made in the run up to last year's Edinburgh Fringe including rehearsal and interview footage.

 

You can find out more about these films and how they came about on my website. Click below to visit.  

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An interview filmed as part of

a vlog ahead of

the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

English Cabaret Hour 2015.

 

Another song from Tom Blackmore's film Last Call for Nefertiti,  which followed Nicholas Reeves (unsuccessful) attempt to find the ancient  Egyptian Queen's tomb in 2008.

 

Performed by Sue Casson &

The Brannick Academy with

Caryl Caffery on cello.