Videos

Circles In Mind (2008)

Circles in Mind is a documentary video made about the ideas and inspiration behind Pepina’s songs. It was produced and directed by Zuzana Klímová as part of the final year project for her film studies degree at Queens University, Belfast.

‘Circles in Mind’ is the title of one of Pepina’s first songs written in 1994 as well as the title of her first album released in 2019. As a concept it has become one of the central themes which binds her work together. In the original song the idea was that of a visual image representing the connections between colours, shapes, words and sounds in Pepína’s own imagination during the songwriting process.

My songs are my freedom, where I can be at one with my extremes, where everything is possible, where I am free to be me. When I daydream, when I’m lost in my imaginary worlds as a child once again, then sounds become colours, and those colours form circles that move and merge and are my circles in mind.

Circles in Mind also became the title of a half hour musical written for the schoolchildren Pepína taught in the Czech Republic, and it was performed in Říčany u Prahy and Prague in 1995. Including the original song with the same title, the musical was a collection of songs, some Pepína’s own, others adaptations of songs which Pepína knew had significance for the Czech children she taught. The subject matter of the musical was centred around the surreal stories Pepína had used for her English teaching, and the overriding theme involved questions surrounding the nature of fantasy and reality.

‘Pity the Devil Tonight’

Live at Die Glockenbachwerkstatt in Munich, Germany on 23rd December 2011 – filmed by Simon Collins.

‘My Soul Inside’

Live at Die Glockenbachwerkstatt in Munich, Germany on 23rd December 2011 – filmed by Simon Collins.

‘Defining Moment’

Live at Die Glockenbachwerkstatt in Munich, Germany on 23rd December 2011 – filmed by Simon Collins.

‘Can’t Reach You Now’

Live at The Blagclub in London on 12th May 2011 – with Annetta Spaull on 2nd vocals – filmed by Andrew M Collins of Eighth Tower Productions.

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