Simone Slattery is completing a new portfolio of original compositions and arrangements for studio recording, inspired by the life and works of Australian artist Clarice Beckett (1887-1935) and her own experiences of creative solitude over the last 12 months.
Each work on the new album represents a different facet of Simone’s relationship with the natural environment, reflecting her deep love and appreciation for the Australian landscape. Many of the works were conceived in solitude—on King Island in the early months of the pandemic, during a quarantine period of creative isolation on Kangaroo Island, and currently at her new home on the Onkaparinga River.
The works will be recorded for studio release in 2021, representing the first album of completely original works by Simone.
‘Solitude’ marks a pivotal step in Simone’s creative practice, showcasing her curatorial and compositional direction in a new light.
All funds will go towards the artist and the costs of studio recording, including microphone and venue hire, sound engineering, editing, mixing and mastering and CD production.
The works on this album are Simone’s heart song to Australia.