the human project . . .
Untethered throughout, weaving amorphously between Earth Mother folk, jazz, R&B, Tricky-like trip-hop and the avant-garde The Human Project is in a constant state of movement as it attempts to articulate and phrase the seven elements that underpin it. Stenning’s distinct voice is itself difficult to pin down, fluctuating, soaring, meandering as it does in giddy childlike innocent wonder one minute, a ghost the next: Joanna Newsom, Bjork and Janelle Monae wrapped into one woodland sprite.” - Monolith Cocktail
“To call it an album would be to pay it a disservice because it’s so much more…" - Dancing About Architecture
The Human Project audio visual album was released May 31st 2019 after a sell out show at the Wardrobe Theatre which received a standing ovation. Bethany was joined by Oliver Cocup (kit), Ben Holyoake (bass), Naomi Hill leading the seaweed string quartet, and Alannah Thornburgh (harp).
The Human Project has received critical acclaim and extensive radio play by BBC Bristol, BBC Introducing in the West, RTE Radio, British Airwaves Next Big Thing, and more. A live album, which includes additional string quartet and harp arrangements and performances, was released September 23rd via Bristol in Stereo.
The Human Project, was initially premiered at Harbour Lights Cinema, Southampton Docks in 2017. The project’s Premiere sold out and received a standing ovation. In the year after the films premiere, the music itself received the Southampton Hazel Muras-Osborn Composition award. The film for The Mountain Collector received the TMCLFF Award of Recognition, won the Feel The Reel London film festival award, and received recognition from several international film festivals.
"I left feeling fulfilled and in awe which doesn’t happen often once I leave a gig. As I was leaving I clocked a few people who were in tears, it was poignant and moving and probably one of the best gigs I’ve been to this year." - Tap The Feed album launch review
Released May 2019
Recorded by Bethany Stenning
Mixed by VVilhelm and Bethany Stenning, Mastered by Oliver Baldwin.