Spring 2017 will see the release of a new music video, "Malka", featuring a song dedicated to refugee children everywhere, the result of a unique collaboration between Ipswich-based creatives. Haunting acoustic music and lyrics by Stefan Freedman will accompany a series of atmospheric mixed media illustrations by Lois Cordelia, combining to evoke the journey of a young girl refugee, Malka, and her mother across wilderness and hardship in search of safety.
Stefan Freedman is a teacher of traditional, sacred and circle dance, travelling worldwide to lead workshops and other events incorporating live music and displays. His dances use evocative music from all continents. The music for Malka features Czech singer Sebastiana Black and several early instruments: sackbut, shawm, bass viol and bowed psaltery.
Ipswich-based artist Lois Cordelia has been working on this emotionally intense series of more than 60 visuals, combining painting, drawing, paper-cutting, brushpen, photography and digital effects, since May 2016.
While recording and editing of the song are still in progress, here are a few behind-the-scenes glimpses of some of Lois Cordelia's artwork stills from the story.
"Hold all your dreams until you need them."