Ana Silvera

March 6, 2012

Indie classical singer and composer Ana Silvera’s star is on the rise. Performing at The Roundhouse with the Estonian Television Choir and alongside Imogen Heap, as well as touring nationally, she has picked up praise and accolades across the board.

Her songs draw on her eventful life, as well as referencing mythical and historical tales for their fascinating narratives.

Kate Church’s film documents the creation of Ana’s most recent work, Oracles, a song cycle for voice and choir, first performed at the Roundhouse in February 2011 and featuring the landmark arts venue’s experimental choir.

Based upon an arc of fairy tales, Oracles begins with a deep loss, an exile, which through the slow, difficult action of love resolves into acceptance. The film follows Ana through the early stages of developing her seven interlinking songs with arranger Alex Curtis, including rehearsals and the premiere performance.

Watch the Oracles documentary here