FIONA JANE

BURGESS

Shards & Isolation Choir / Inside I'll Sing / Director
Elvie / Pumping. Unplugged. / Mother
Nike / Dance as a Force for Good / Breaks Agency
Adidas / In The Swimming Pool
Fired Up / Grace Carter / Music Video
Crosswords / Olivia Dean / Music Video
Woman's Hour / Don't Speak
Nowness x Burberry / The Dreamers
Joviale / Ride Away
Versus

If I can't take flight, then

Inside I'll Sing.

Sound and seclusion fill the space in Fiona Jane Burgess' most recent music video, "Inside I'll Sing". Reacting to the global quarantine and social restrictions, Burgess combines unused personal footage with the lyrics and instrumentals of Shards & Isolation Choir to create a haunting expression of separation. Projects such as these remind us that we still have the ability to produce authentic, collaborative work, despite the physical distance between us. Among singers such as Joe Newman (Alt J) and Nico Muhly, you can hear Fiona herself on the track!

You can read the full Shots article here 

Woman’s Hour :

This Indie Pop group was created by siblings, Fiona and William Burgess as a way to release their abundant creativity. The duo collected Josh Hunniset on keys and Nicolas Graves on bass in 2011 and “Woman's Hour”, was born . The band’s name was inspired by the BBC Radio 4 female focused news and culture show of which Fiona and William were big fans.
 


Their albums are noted for the monochrome graphics curated by TATE and MOMA certified artists, Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg. They released 2 albums: “Conversations”, which quickly garnered recognition for its sound and the band’s aesthetic, and “Ephyra”, a melodic farewell to their fans released five years later. Fiona was lead vocalist and she continues to sing in her free time. 


“Conversations” received The Debut Album of the Year Award in 2011.

Biography.

Fiona began directing films for her band Woman’s Hour. Signed to Secretly Canadian record label (Bon Iver, ANONHI, The War On Drugs) she toured internationally playing headline shows and supporting acts including Metronomy, Lykke Li and Anna Calvi. She also produced and directed Seeing Voices – a live performance combining music and Sign Language that toured the UK and was supported by the Arts Council England. Her experience as a performer
and a musician is integral to her filmmaking. Fiona also works as a creative director for stills and moving image. She is interested in blurring the lines between documentary and fiction and incorporates movement and dance as a central motif. As a proud feminist, she is drawn to projects that empower women and provoke debate. Aside from filmmaking, Fiona also runs regular workshops in an adolescent psychiatric unit as a drama and arts facilitator. 
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