In partnership with the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group, The British Music Collection have shared ‘Now the Time’, a new project by folk duo Lunatraktors.
Lunatraktors is a collaboration between choreographer and percussionist Carli Jefferson, and nonbinary vocalist and composer Clair Le Couteur. Their ‘broken folk’ sound strips trad folk back to rhythm and voice, while Clair’s overtone techniques and four octave range combine with the hybrid of tap and body percussion.
An original work composed in the folk tradition, ‘Now the Time’ is an act of mourning for silenced voices and stories, attempting to transform erasure and violence into acceptance, transcendence and power.
‘Now the Time’ was created earlier this year as part of a nationwide open call for new sonic works celebrating queer histories, sounds and stories on the British Music Collection – watch Lunatraktors perform the piece below, and read more about the call, including a Q&A with the band, here.