“Sherlock Suite” is an album comprised of 11 poems by Oxana Poberejnaia accompanied by original music score by Rene Sens. The music enhances and creates new meaning to the words.
It’s a story of a mother, wife and a relatively sane person obsessed with the BBC drama Sherlock. Family, binge eating, addiction to television, British national identity, weather and cuisine – and Sherlock is with her every step of the way!
Sherlock is with her as she complains about the tragic situation with baking in the homeland of The Beatles and Monty Python. Episode 2 of Sherlock consoles her as she goes to sleep after an exhausting and unrewarding day caring for a young child. Sherlock is her treat in the November twilight coloured by the radiant yellow leaves. It is also a hindrance on her spiritual path, as after watching Sherlock she is too restless to sit calmly in meditation. Sherlock is a cue for contemplation on loneliness, hopelessness and friendship in this world.
Thanks go to:
Rene Sens for the music;
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, and Steven Moffat as key inspiration for this work;
Poet Anne Caldwell, who taught Oxana creative writing;
Jude Fowler for support;
Igor Maslennikov, Vasily Livanov, Vitaly Solomin and Rina Zelyonaya
for the Soviet television films Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as the best ever adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories.
Poems: Oxana Poberejnaia
Voice: Oxana Poberejnaia
Music: Rene Sens
Voice recorded at Robinwood Studios, UK