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Playlist of Ana Silvera

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  • ANA SILVERA : Pont Mirabeau : Møn Sessions : August

    4:12

    AUGUST. 'Bjarke Falgren and I drove down to beautiful part of Denmark called Møn with to shoot a video as part of the Møn Sessions, an awesome initiative by filmmaker Emile Carlsen. Bjarke and I got a little lost on the way (middle of nowhere, reception patchy, directions something like 'get to the sign where the cliffs are, then turn off into the forest and drive till you see a field etc') so we pitched up just as the sun was setting. Climbing a hill with the grey-blue sea in the distance forming a hazy horizon line, then pitching the mics between the cow-pats (this job ain't all glamour you know) and with Emile ducking and diving between us to capture the beautiful landscape and our song, Pont Mirabeau.' - Ana Silvera

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    STARRING
    Ana Silvera - vocal & guitar
    Bjarke Falgren - cello

    LOCATION
    south of Klinteskoven

    PRODUCTION
    Emile Carlsen

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  • Ana Silvera & Bjarke Falgren - Red Balloon Video : : Live Session @ Brorsons Kirke, Copenhagen

    4:41

    Watch 'Red Balloon', an original song written and performed live by singer-songwriter Ana Silvera (voice/guitar) with Bjarke Falgren (mandolin).
    Projektet er støttet af Koda Kultur.
    Live DK & UK tour dates:


    Shot at Brorsons Kirke, Copenhagen by Emile Carlsen, January 2019.




    Lyrics

    You are from mountains
    You're gentle and you're wild
    I imagine myself on the road
    That edges your house…
    Should I watch the chimney smoke
    Rise up like a wraith
    Like a ghost?
    Should I watch the lights illumine, darken
    Like my hope?
    Tell me your song
    And I will sing it too
    Sweet song of mystery -
    The scorpion and the moon

    But for the part that has no reason
    That cannot hold the tiger’s jaw
    The piece of me, the piece of me that would risk it all
    For that moment, when we touch
    Fingers delirious
    Fingers with eyes, inching across my skin
    Trying to see everything
    And the ground drops away,
    My mind drops away

    Tell me your secrets
    Let me trace them in your palm
    When you first came to this city
    Did you pine, oh did you yearn
    For your green-gable land
    With volcano sands?
    Did the tower blocks
    and the pound shops
    Bring you down in the end?

    Tell me your song
    And I will sing it too
    But the hourglass is running for
    The scorpion and the moon…

    At this altitude
    There’s no consequence
    See the figurines and your garden fence?
    Don’t you want to know, to experience…
    All your lives unled and the dreams undreamt?

    Now I feel like
    I feel like
    A red balloon
    Tugging at the string
    Longing
    To be weightless …

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  • Ana Silvera - Skeleton Song

    6:31

    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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    Dancer & Director: Kate Church
    Co-Director & Costume Designer: Alice Williamson
    Producer: Stephanie Moon
    Choreography: Kate Church & Alice Williamson
    Director of Photography: Mats WIlland
    Editor: Rupert Hall
    Online editor: Robert Gravenor
    Colourists: Damion Katwaroo and Mike Green
    Sound design: Josh Halil
    Production Assistant: Elisabeth Vik
    Production Assistant: Ana Silvera

    Solo voice – Ana Silvera
    Piano – Bill Laurance
    Double Bass – Jasper Høiby
    Drums/Percussion – Jacob Smedegaard
    Additional drums/percussion – Naomi Morris
    Violin – Simran Singh
    Cello – Anne Chauveau-Dhayan

    Sopranos: Josephine Stephenson, Héloïse Werner
    Altos: Rose Martin, Joel Newsome-Hubbard
    Tenors: Ruairi Bowen, Kieran Brunt
    Basses: William Marsey, Dan D’Souza
    Choir directed by Josephine Stephenson

    Engineered by Matt Parkin at The Roundhouse Theatre.
    Mixed by August Wanngren at Oui Studios, Copenhagen.
    Ana Silvera is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators

    Mastered by Darrel Sheinman and
    Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records
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  • La Serena by Yja

    3:03

    Renowned musicians Ana Silvera (vocals) and Francesca Ter-Berg (cello) join forces to form Yja, a new project exploring and re-inventing Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) song.

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    Fusing the traditional music of Ana’s forebears with quirky, contemporary elements, Yja weave an intense, emotive spell. Expect to hear melismatic vocals, magical strings, guitars, loops, and songs about love, exile, yearning, mother-in-laws and psychedelic milk oceans.

    Silvera's voice…gritty and fragile one minute, warm, rich and ripe the next - Arts Desk

    Ter-Bergs vocals have a cool charm [whilst her] cello passionately laments” ​- Clive Bell, The Wire.

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  • Ana Silvera - I Grew Up In A Room, Small As A Penny : : Live Video from Oracles @ The Roundhouse

    4:48

    Song #6 of Ana Silvera's latest release, Oracles (out now on Gearbox records as vinyl, cd and digital download), recorded live at The Roundhouse.

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    Oracles: Best Of 2018 Critics Pick - The Guardian
    'Oracles...stands as one of [Silvera's] finest works yet...a rare commitment to art' -
    CLASH Magazine
    'Intelligent, lyrically complex and interesting…just absolutely wonderful'
    - Alex Preston, Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4
    'Such a quality voice from a great new record' - Nick Luscombe, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
    'A powerful work of acceptance and integrity by an extraordinary vocalist' - We Are Cult

    Solo voice – Ana Silvera
    Piano – Bill Laurance
    Double Bass – Jasper Høiby
    Drums/Percussion – Jacob Smedegaard
    Additional drums/percussion – Naomi Morris
    Violin – Simran Singh
    Cello – Anne Chauveau-Dhayan

    Sopranos: Josephine Stephenson, Héloïse Werner
    Altos: Rose Martin, Joel Newsome-Hubbard
    Tenors: Ruairi Bowen, Kieran Brunt
    Basses: William Marsey, Dan D’Souza
    Choir directed by Josephine Stephenson
    Engineered by Matt Parkin at The Roundhouse Theatre.
    Mixed by August Wanngren at Oui Studios, Copenhagen.
    Ana Silvera is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators

    Shot by Mathieu Mastin with assistance from Kate Church.

    Mastered by Darrel Sheinman and
    Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records.
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  • Ana Silvera - Introduction to Oracles

    5:28

    ORACLES - 06.07.18
    Shot and edited by Mathieu Mastin

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  • Ana Silvera - Cloudbusting

    4:07

    Another new venue for me, The Exchange in Twickenham. This was the encore by Ana Silvera on 14 September 2018. This gig was put on by Kevin, Phil and Ruby from our local independent record shop, Eel Pie Records. I have to say it was a great success as the place was packed out. The only complaint I had was having my bottle of beer poured into a plastic glass. I really didn't look like it was going to be a rowdy crowd. This is obviously a cover of the Kate Bush song. It was on her number 1 album, Hounds of Love. It was also released as a single and I have both. Ana was promoting her new album, Oracles, which was released in July of this year. You can buy it from her website, Ana played a few new songs which she hopes to record later in the year for her next album which she plans to release next year. During the evening Ana was joined by pianist and guitarist, Josephine Stephenson.

  • Ana Silvera - Skeleton Song : : Live Video from Oracles @ The Roundhouse

    4:53

    Song #2 of Ana Silvera's latest release, Oracles (out now on Gearbox records as vinyl, cd and digital download), recorded live at The Roundhouse.

    Listen to Oracles in full:
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    Oracles: Best Of 2018 Critics Pick - The Guardian
    'Oracles...stands as one of [Silvera's] finest works yet...a rare commitment to art' -
    CLASH Magazine
    'Intelligent, lyrically complex and interesting…just absolutely wonderful'
    - Alex Preston, Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4
    'Such a quality voice from a great new record' - Nick Luscombe, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
    'A powerful work of acceptance and integrity by an extraordinary vocalist' - We Are Cult

    Solo voice – Ana Silvera
    Piano – Bill Laurance
    Double Bass – Jasper Høiby
    Drums/Percussion – Jacob Smedegaard
    Additional drums/percussion – Naomi Morris
    Violin – Simran Singh
    Cello – Anne Chauveau-Dhayan

    Sopranos: Josephine Stephenson, Héloïse Werner
    Altos: Rose Martin, Joel Newsome-Hubbard
    Tenors: Ruairi Bowen, Kieran Brunt
    Basses: William Marsey, Dan D’Souza
    Choir directed by Josephine Stephenson

    Film shot by Mathieu Mastin, with assistance from Kate Church.
    Engineered by Matt Parkin at The Roundhouse Theatre.
    Mixed by August Wanngren at Oui Studios, Copenhagen.
    Ana Silvera is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators

    Mastered by Darrel Sheinman and
    Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records.

  • Ana Silvera Hometown

    2:51

    Official Music Video for UK recording artist Ana Silvera. Visit to hear more.
    Directed by Ryan Foregger and produced by Lumina Films in NYC

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  • Ana Silvera - Interview

    3:18

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  • Ana Silvera - Letter From New York

    4:14

    Ana Silvera performing Letter From New York at London's Vortex Jazz Club on the 30th May 2012

  • Ana Silvera - Letter from New York from The Aviary

    3:00

    Track 8 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    I walk at low tide
    And watch that rag-grey sea
    Trammel down the shoreline
    To tear dust factories

    And I salute the magpie
    And sing a sad luck blues
    And try to find a picture
    That could take the place of you

    But you're residing in me
    An unintended guest
    And now you've brought your friends and all your family
    I've not a second's rest

    I know I sinned and gambled and I wagered that I was immune
    Like Troilus in the temple mocking star-struck lovers much too soon
    It was me of course who was on course to get it in the eye
    Darling, won't you hear my heart come riding stoned and blind

    When the city's on you, and its scratching to get in
    And the night is blacker than a plague of devil's wings
    I'll be waiting in the doorway, for your mouth on my skin
    And the stars will rain down silver like the angel's lucky win
    And the road lines will pluck tuneful on their vagrant violin
    And your words will taste of bourbon, and your hands will make me sing

    We'll walk at low tide
    and watch that eye-glass sea
    Trammel down the shoreline
    To tear dust factories

    With a rose of black hawthorn
    And an ermine out of down
    We'll toast the coronation
    To the very best love in town

    But now you've taken over
    It's a mutiny
    You've changed the locks
    And left me in a strange and somehow altered key

    I know I sinned and gambled and I boasted that I was immune
    Like Troilus in the court I didn't count upon the sight of you
    It was me, of course, who was on course to get it in the eye
    Darling, won't you hear my heart come riding stoned and blind

  • Ana Silvera & Bjarke Falgren - Halos Video : : Live Session @ Brorsons Kirke, Copenhagen

    3:39

    Watch 'Halos', an original song written and performed live by Ana Silvera (voice/guitar) with Bjarke Falgren (viola).
    Projektet er støttet af Koda Kultur.
    Shot at Brorsons Kirke, Copenhagen by Emile Carlsen, January 2019.
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    Lyrics

    The birds are coming back like the circus does each year
    These swallows -
    Etching their lines in this picture
    Waves above corn rows
    Tides above furrows still frozen
    Compass-drawn arrows
    Circles drawn gold in the water
    Halos -

    I came up early like twilight
    Porous with sorrow
    And the sun pulled its roots from the winter
    Leaving us all alone -
    Suddenly wide-eyed and fearless
    I held your hand by the road
    Watching the mist in the trees, like halos

    And like these birds, my thoughts returning
    Tombs in the last glow
    Years past, since you were turned in the grass
    Beneath the wakeless snow...

    I’ll pluck the down from your pillow,
    Light you a cigarette
    Watching the smoke making rings
    Like halos

  • Ana Silvera - Rainbows

    4:28

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  • Ana Silvera - Catherine Wheels

    6:36

    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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  • Ana Silvera - In The Bleak Midwinter from Arcana - A Winter EP

    3:48

    Ana Silvera's version of the famous carol, rearranged for glass harp, piano, voice and strings and featuring Danish violinist Bjarke Falgren, released December 2017.

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    Music by Gustav Holst, words by Christina Rossetti
    Arrangement & glass harp, piano, voice – Ana Silvera
    Violin, viola – Bjarke Falgren

    Engineered by Ana Silvera and August Wanngren
    Mixed by August Wanngren at Oui Studios
    Mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works

    ⓟ Mirabeau Recordings

  • Ana Silvera - Notes from an Opera

    4:00

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  • Behind The Scenes of The Aviary : : An Album by Ana Silvera - Short Film by Kate Church

    5:42

    Ana Silvera discusses the creation of her album, 'The Aviary' (released by Karamel Music Collective) as well as her collaboration with the Estonian Television GIrls Choir. Live performance from the Roundhouse, studio and interview.

    The Aviary - produced by Ray Singer & Brad Albetta with arrangements by Ana Silvera and Maxim Moston

    Released 2012 on Karamel Music Collective

    Album design and photos - Kate Keara Pelen
    Film Director and producer - Kate Church
    Directors of photography - Maja Zamojda, Jean-Paul de Claitte-Rosse
    Stills, Super 8 Director - Matthew Hensby
    Editor - Ed Coltman
    Sound recording (Concert) Dave Dix
    Live Studio Recording: Chris Sheehan at 50/50 Studios
    Live Studio Musicians: Ben Trigg - Cello, Will Roberts - Drums, Kate Keara Pelen - backing vocals
    Musicians at the Roundhouse: Yuki Tashiro - Violin, Ben Trigg - Cello, Tom Rogerson - Piano, Jim Hart - Drums, Vibes
    Estonian Televison Girls Choir conducted by Aarne Saluveer
    Hair and Make Up - Mathew Alexander (interview and studio performance)
    Hair and Make Up (additional footage) - Nohelia Reyes
    'Hometown' Video directed by Ryan Foregger
    Clothes: thanks to William Vintage, Snow PR and Tour de Force
    Oracles written by Ana Silvera, arranged by Alex Curtis, Jon Cottle, Elo Masing & Ana Silvera,
    Tule Maale, Armas Veli' written by Ana Silvera, arranged by Max de Wardener, Elo Masing & Ana Silvera,
    Thanks to Chris Sheehan at 50/50 Studios, KMC Recordings, Manoj Ambasna, the Amanaska Foundation, the PRS Foundation and Marcus Davey, Dave Gaydon & Team at the Roundhouse, London

  • Ana Silvera - Pearls and Thieves

    5:43

    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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  • Ana Silvera - Song for Daniel from The Aviary

    3:16

    Track 11 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    Sky, heavy as bell rope
    Is ringing the changes
    August has cried
    In her swell-bellied labours

    She climbs up the steeple
    And waits for the chime
    Halos of rain on the conifers shine
    Halos of rain on the conifers shine

    I'd like the world to stop
    Just for one morning
    And tell me the hour
    Now this kingdom is fallen

    The livery's decked
    And the courtiers are bloody
    And lillies grow now
    From his mouth and his body

    And I could pound nettles
    Till my hands were blistered
    But swans crowd the lake and no -
    I'm not their sister

    In pedalos once we were brave sailor men
    One two we fell, and then we stood again...
    In pedalos once we were brave sailor men
    One two we fell, and then we stood again...

    I want to be grand
    To mourn as an actor
    Playing a bit part
    So I don't have to feel this

    Extend my arm gracefully
    Sipping in silence
    Bone china, behind a veil
    So not to see this

    And I search without walls
    And I search without finding
    I search like a blind man
    With fortune to guide me
    In pedalos once
    We were brave sailormen
    One two we fell
    And then we stood again...

    Roots, pale in September
    And tender as memory
    Seed in the rooftops
    And flower in the belfry

    Silent in amber
    That once winter time
    We slept safe as houses
    My brother and I
    We slept safe as houses
    My brother and I

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  • Ana Silvera @ Gin in Tea Cups acoustic sessions

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  • I Turn Your Heart by Ana Silvera with the Santiago Quartet

    3:42

    Written and arranged by Ana Silvera.

    I'm gonna turn your cold heart, your stone heart to something precious
    You won't hear me slipping in with my cloak and my daggers
    Oh you won't hear me say those words but you will feel it when
    I turn your heart...

    I'm gonna turn your cold heart, your stone heart
    to brightest treasure
    You won't hear me slipping in, with the hunger and the pleasure
    I don't care what you say, cos you don't know yourself
    I'll turn your heart

    I'm gonna search this fallow heart, this barren heart
    and find what's living
    it's just the earth has overgrown and all the birds forgot their singing
    I don't care what you say, cos winter never wins
    I'll turn your heart darling

    I'm gonna break your cold heart, your stone heart to something precious
    You won't hear me slipping in, with the hunger and the pleasure
    Oh you won't hear me say those words but you will feel it when
    I turn your heart again.

  • Yja Chat About New Collaboration

    3:29

    Francesca Ter-Berg (L) and Ana Silvera (R) discuss their new Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) project, Yja and their debut single, La Serena.

    Renowned musicians Ana Silvera (vocals) and Francesca Ter-Berg (cello) join forces to form Yja, a new project exploring and re-inventing Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) song.

    Download 'La Serena':
    Spotify:
    Apple Music:

    Fusing the traditional music of Ana’s forebears with quirky, contemporary elements, Yja weave an intense, emotive spell. Expect to hear melismatic vocals, magical strings, guitars, loops, and songs about love, exile, yearning, mother-in-laws and psychedelic milk oceans.

    Silvera's voice…gritty and fragile one minute, warm, rich and ripe the next - Arts Desk

    Ter-Bergs vocals have a cool charm [whilst her] cello passionately laments” ​- Clive Bell, The Wire.

  • Winter Psalm

    5:41

    Provided to YouTube by Awal Digital Ltd

    Winter Psalm · Ana Silvera · Ana Silvera

    Arcana

    ℗ Mirabeau Recordings

    Released on: 2017-12-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Ana Silvera - Hometown from The Aviary

    2:37

    Track 5 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    My soul runs in the waters
    Runs in the waters
    Around my home town
    And my bones float with the rafters
    Float with the rafters around my home town

    My eyes are food for fishes
    Served on sea dishes
    For doves and for gulls
    Won't somebody bear witness
    Someone bear witness
    That I'm smiling now

    So tell all those well-wishers
    To stop ringing their bells
    Cos I don't need the time of day
    Where I lay now -
    No, I don't need those tears
    And those bells
    And those veils where I lay...

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  • Ana Silvera - Salome from The Aviary

    4:57

    Track 10 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    Then said the King
    Any earthly thing
    To see you dancing
    How could I stop
    Those words from rising
    Like flames on my tongue
    (Though not holy ones)
    If God himself could not?

    There's a man
    There's a man
    And he will not love me
    Like all the others long to
    So bring me his head
    Upon a silver platter
    And with his eyes
    Still wide
    He'll watch me dancing
    And I'll be dancing for him

    At night I dream
    He pours cool water
    Into my mouth
    The veils turn water
    Then he'll rise golden...

    There's a man
    There's a man
    He was the only one I ever wanted
    So bring me to bed
    And they'll applaud my death
    For who will pray
    For my soul now to rise?

  • Ana Silvera - The Snow Queen from The Aviary

    3:16

    Track 6 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    I'll make you a corsage
    Of Chantilly lace
    Comfrey and eyebright
    And reeds from the lake

    And tie it with cambric
    Before you awake
    Upon your heart sleeping
    This precious keepsake

    From here the land's edge
    Is a scrawl on the sea
    It writes and unwrites itself
    Tirelessly

    And I, in the eaves
    On my eiderdown seat
    See riddles and rhymes
    Where your words ought to be

    And the green-fingered lady
    Who longed, longed me to stay
    Made all the roses wither away

    And smoke, lilac footed
    As I climbed, climbed the gate
    And reams of clouds hid me
    As I made my escape

    It was autumn, autumn
    How long did I sleep?

    The moon-coloured waters
    They whispered your name
    And said with her carriage
    The deep snows came

    And she kissed you and bound you
    With icicle chains
    Made winter your lodge
    And gave frost to your veins

    From here the land lies
    Like a mast on the sea
    It rises and banks
    And it confuses me

    And I, in the eaves
    On my eiderdown seat
    See riddles and rhymes
    Where your words ought to be

    The ice-shouldered Queen
    Who vowed, vowed you'd remain
    Made all the roses
    Wither in spring

    And from the snow palace
    I'll steal you away
    And my tears will make
    Your poor heart bloom again

    Like roses

  • Ana Silvera - Hometown || Baeble Music

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  • Ana Silvera - Circle of Chalk

    6:16

    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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  • Ana Silvera - Death from Step Onto the Ground, Dear Brother! with Estonian TV Girls Choir

    6:14

    Death from Ana Silvera's choral work, Step Onto the Ground, Dear Brother! (Tule Maale, Armas Veli) performed on the 26th Feb 2012 at the Roundhouse with Ben Trigg on cello, Yuki Tashiro on violin and with the Estonian Television Girls Choir conducted by Aarne Saluveer.

    My fingers, my fingers are frozen to reins
    Silent moon and stars arrayed
    And all of the cornfields are wintered to grain
    Roses red in garlands laid

    Oh sweetheart, my only one
    Faithful child, a silver sun!

    Tule maale, armas veli
    Step onto the ground, dear brother!
    Astu maale, armas veli
    Step onto the shore
    Tule maale, armas veli
    Step onto the ground, dear brother!

    And what was the spindle
    That ravelled in your way?
    Silken thread on the barest day

    And cursed the cradle
    And who knelt down to pray
    To keep those raging wars at bay

    Oh sweetheart, my only one
    Faithful child, a silver sun!

    Tule maale, armas veli
    Step onto the ground, dear brother!
    Astu maale, armas veli
    Step onto the shore
    Tule maale, armas veli
    Step onto the ground, dear brother!

  • Bedlam by Ana Silvera with the Santiago Quartet

    4:59

    Ana Silvera performs her song, Bedlam live with the Santiago Quartet, arranged by Alex Curtis.

    What am i doing at this stone side?
    My hands throwing earth and a...


    What am i doing at this stone side?
    My hands throwing earth and a sky bone bright?
    Who ordered that casket, who carved these lines?
    Who made the bread bitter, who drained our wine?

    So you stared at the ceiling
    And waited for evening
    And each night at seven
    You queued for your tea

    On the Calgary sofa
    Where you sit in the hallway
    i imagine you waiting
    When I call finally

    And I'd tell you stories
    Just like we were children
    I'd wind the cord tightly
    Like I was pulling you free

    From fathomless oceans -
    From science and potions -
    I was leading you out
    With my heart's cavalry...
    Leading you out
    With my heart's cavalry

    Once you drew me a picture
    An olivine river
    And the roads led to
    Nowhere that I'd ever reach

    And sometimes I wondered
    If you were just hiding
    And if I asked nicely
    You'd come home to me

    I'd tell you stories
    Just like we were children
    I'd hold your arm tightly
    Like I was pulling you free

    From fathomless oceans -
    From science and potions -
    I was leading you out
    With my heart's cavalry...
    Leading you out
    With my heart's cavalry

    When I phoned you were sleeping
    And I said not to wake you
    In the night you grew scared
    And I was far from your side

    So you stared at the ceiling
    And waited for morning
    And morning bloomed red -
    Then it closed up your eyes

    And I'll sing you stories
    Like when we were children
    I'll sing to you nightly
    Like I can sing your soul free

    I am leading you out
    Of these high walls and sorrows
    Leading you out
    With my heart's cavalry...
    Leading you out
    With my heart's cavalry

    So I wait for the evening
    On days like today
    When the leaves fall in pools
    Red and gold on the street

    And they numbed every nerve
    They numbed every feeling
    But I wouldn't forget
    And they couldn't numb me.

  • Notes From The Opera - Ana Silvera @ Regal Room - 22nd May 2010

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    Ana singing 'Note From The Opera' @ the Regal Room on 22nd May 2010

  • Ana Silvera - Notes from an Opera from The Aviary

    3:56

    Track 4 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    I was in a hotel when the city first fell
    It was gilded and sullen and neoclassical
    I took up with an officer and then his general
    He bought me almond biscuits and a freshwater pearl

    And took me to the opera, and after to Pigalle
    A dancer wearing tassels ate the rose off my lapel
    These days I'm wearing Shalimar, no never my Chanel
    Cos it reminds him of his mother

    He wears me like he does his duty shoes
    Immaculately polished, and he keeps my soul
    In the Paris saloons
    And he occupies my moods...

    On the Rue des Abbesses
    We could see violets
    Had colonised the boulevards in June
    I walked him down to the station
    Banners fly from the irons 
    And vapour trails
    Come rising up
    Like dove tails...
    Bridal veils...

    Sundial creeps its hours
    Into July
    Among the ruins
    Lanternas light

    I still count his steps
    On this esplanade
    Like rosaries...
    Arms surround me
    Arms surround me

    I was in the hotel when the first bomb fell
    It shook the chandeliers and that old crystal
    Came tumbling down on the tiles like the steeples 
    Of the St Paul bells

    I get my pleasures in the dim stairwells
    In fairground hands I undo myself -
    Rise and fall like the painted poles
    Of the carousel

    And now autumn unthreads
    Her last dress of gold 
    Upon long lawns 
    Shadows unfurl
    I still count his steps 
    On this esplanade
    Where violets grow...

  • Ana Silvera - Tears Of Oak, First Of Willow

    8:00

    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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  • Ana Silvera - Manon from The Aviary

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    Track 1 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    You wake to the song of crows
    On that rarefied street row
    Where even the trees stand prouder than the rest

    You took your coat and fled
    Leaving evening's brocade dress
    Hanging like a banshee from the oaken chest

    Oh Manon, lay your cool hands down
    And gather night up in your daybreak arms
    And when the season finally turns
    You'll see that everything's unlearned
    You're standing naked in the town
    The truths you wore once like a crown
    Are rusting now - 

    Oh Manon, those wet black leaves like pirate flags
    They sail their branches on a wild wind fast
    They think they're journeying towards the fabled stars
    But they forgot that they are bound by roots and trunks and sodden earth
    Still they sail, sail on

    You left the dim light to contend with early Mars
    You left what couldn't be still dreaming in the dark
    Oh you and I, Manon, were captives from the start
    We are sisters of this longing that's the keeper of our hearts
    Pilgrims of this sorrow, with our flags nailed to the mast

    With your will set
    You light a cigarette
    And watch the smoke make faces pensive and uncertain

    And waiting for the train
    In that dog-eared station cafe
    The rain is lowered like a last act curtain
    You draw his mouth in coffee
    Paper for his hair
    And the the chorus line sings:
    He's not here
    But you Manon will fill these broken lungs with air
    Miseria Cantare

  • Pearls and Thieves

    5:43

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Pearls and Thieves · Ana Silvera · Bill Laurence

    Oracles

    ℗ 2018 Gearbox Records

    Released on: 2018-06-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • An Interview With Ana Silvera || Baeble Music

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  • Als I Lay on Yoolis Night

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    ℗ Mirabeau Recordings

    Released on: 2017-12-01

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  • Ana Silvera - Letter from New York with Imogen Heap, ETV Choir + Holst Singers

    4:22

    Letter from New York written and arranged by Ana Silvera, performed at the Roundhouse, London with Imogen Heap, the Estonian Television Girls Choir and the Holst Singers. Conducted by Aarne Saluveer.

  • Ana Silvera - I Grew Up in a Room, Small As A Penny

    4:19

    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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  • Ana Silvera - Skeleton Song

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    From the album Oracles, released 16 July 2018.
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  • Ana Silvera: Wait For Time // Listenpony

    3:29

    Ana Silvera performs her song 'Wait For Time'.

    Recorded live at Listenpony, October 2019.

  • Ana Silvera - The Harbour Song from The Aviary

    2:53

    Track 2 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    The hours converge on a sea as hard as diamonds
    White gold and glittering in the harbour
    And the day begins to make its cloudy way nightwards
    Now I know what I know I won't risk a second look backwards

    I saw you on a sunken day
    You were dancing on the deck 
    It had already happened long before we first met

    I turned till you looked my way
    Bailed water from your wreck
    I was hook, line and sinker swayed
    By your drowning one-man act

    I forged you from Sehnsucht a Harlequin's mask
    I squinted and loved you for plain circumstance
    But the world knew better, knew better than I -
    It is watchful and far less desirous of lies

    Well, the day sprang a leak with our treasures on board
    Our coveted out-of-the ordinary hoard
    But I couldn't care less for those jewels that I left 
    I just wanted my safety of passage assured

    Switching the tracks from black to blue
    Glory train's bound but not for you
    Head on my shoulders, my eye to the gun
    I'll get away second time round

    I saw you on a sunken day
    You were dancing on the deck 
    And it had already ended long before we first met

    Oh I murdered it so artfully
    I was quite the diligent
    But you aided and abetted me
    So don't play that innocent

  • Ana Silvera - Coronation Dance from The Aviary

    3:42

    Track 7 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    I walk at low tide
    And watch that rag-grey sea
    Trammel down the shoreline
    To tear dust factories

    And I salute the magpie
    And sing a sad luck blues
    And try to find a picture
    That could take the place of you

    But you're residing in me
    An unintended guest
    And now you've brought your friends and all your family
    I've not a second's rest

    I know I sinned and gambled and I wagered that I was immune
    Like Troilus in the temple mocking star-struck lovers much too soon
    It was me of course who was on course to get it in the eye
    Darling, won't you hear my heart come riding stoned and blind

    When the city's on you, and its scratching to get in
    And the night is blacker than a plague of devil's wings
    I'll be waiting in the doorway, for your mouth on my skin
    And the stars will rain down silver like the angel's lucky win
    And the road lines will pluck tuneful on their vagrant violin
    And your words will taste of bourbon, and your hands will make me sing

    We'll walk at low tide
    and watch that eye-glass sea
    Trammel down the shoreline
    To tear dust factories

    With a rose of black hawthorn
    And an ermine out of down
    We'll toast the coronation
    To the very best love in town

    But now you've taken over
    It's a mutiny
    You've changed the locks
    And left me in a strange and somehow altered key

    I know I sinned and gambled and I boasted that I was immune
    Like Troilus in the court I didn't count upon the sight of you
    It was me, of course, who was on course to get it in the eye
    Darling, won't you hear my heart come riding stoned and blind

  • Ana Silvera - The Harbour Song

    2:50

    Ana Silvera - The Harbour Song

  • Tears of Oak, Fist of Willow

    8:00

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    Oracles

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  • But Together Alone from Cassandra by Ana Silvera

    3:55

    This is the second Pas de Deux from 'Cassandra', a Royal Ballet commission that premiered at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House on 30th October 2014, composed by Ana Silvera

    Picture of Ana Silvera in character as Cassandra of Troy from one of the Cassandra films, directed by Kate Church.
    Co-created by Ana Silvera, Ludovic Ondiviela & Kate Church, with Olivia Cowley in the title role.

    Pas de Deux II recorded at Royal College of Music Studios, and Chris Morphitis Studio.

    Piano: Ana Silvera
    Oboe: Emma Gibbons
    Violin I: Rakhvinder Singh
    Violin II: Simran Singh
    Viola: Ellen Blythe
    Cello: Jon Cottle
    Vibraphone: Jim Hart

    Engineer: Chris Morphitis at his London studio
    Mixed by: Jacob Christofer Andersson, Recverba Studios, Copenhagen

  • Ana Silvera - Catherine Wheels

    5:44

    Ana Silvera and the Estonian Television Girls' Choir

    Please NOTE: the aquarium effect that you see here and there during reproduction is due to YouTube stabilizer filter, which IMO is BAD, but I cannot UNDO it, sorry.

  • Ana Silvera - All The Kings Horses from The Aviary

    2:49

    Track 9 from Ana Silvera's album, The Aviary, released March 12th 2012 on KMC Recordings.
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    Oh the bandstand is flooded -
    Is flooded with rain
    And the saints that came marching
    In Jesus' name
    Find their bugles and buckles
    All rusted away
    They will not be salvaged
    For one last crusade

    In this city of sinners
    The children today
    Grow up chemically vicious
    With sex on the brain
    And their babies have babies
    So fat and so angry
    We feed them and feed them
    And still they are hungry

    And all the King's horses
    And all the King's men
    Couldn't put our love together again
    Once you gave me the moon
    I was after the sun
    That's the way it was always
    And will be
    Amen

    When I first saw you
    At the Easter Parade
    I knew from the start
    How I'd whisper your name
    How we'd wander the city
    And dance in the lanes
    And kiss by the lamplight
    To 'Lily Marlene'

    Now this city's for wasters
    The coming-of-age
    And hard-wired and dead-eyed
    With cash and cocaine
    But Jerusalem's coming
    It's just round the corner
    A holy man told me
    Though what does it matter when...

    All the King's horses
    And all the King's men
    Couldn't put our love together again
    Once you gave me the moon
    I was after the sun
    That's the way it was always
    And will be
    Amen

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