The Anchorite

This was intended as a live performance but got pushed online during 2020’s first lockdown. Oliver and I started with the idea of a tech billionaire prepping for a climate-apocalypse. An anchorite is someone who chooses to be permanently imprisoned in a cell, usually part of a church, and devotes the rest of their life to prayer. The video is partly a backdrop, partly a score for the sound, played on guitar, synth, voice and tapes. Aspects of the composition draw on the liturgical music intended for an anchorite’s internment.