The Funeral of Great Britain

In June 2014, three months prior to Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, performance artists Katharine Dye and Sarah Short held a procession in central Glasgow in a which a coffin containing a skeleton draped in a Union flag. The performance provoked responses from the general public on the state of the Union in one of its times of greatest uncertainty, as we paraded to George Square, a site of many of the city’s most notable political public expressions, particularly before, during and after the referendum.

I created music for the procession, played from a ghettoblaster placed in the coffin with the skeleton.

Music for a performative procession from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to George Square in Glasgow by Katharine Dye and Sarah Short.

25 minute cassette tape

15th June 2014, Glasgow