• Resonance

    Composer/Creative Director: Simon Allen
    2 channel moving image: Joe King & Rosie Pedlow
    Libretto: Alasdair Middleton
    Producer: Caroline Smith

    Premiere performance: Tuesday 04 September 2012.
    Venue: Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Performance of a new audio-visual song-cycle that reveals unexpected connections between sight, sound, touch and words. Allen's colourful score combines instrumental sounds and electronic processes with a libretto by Alasdair Middleton and 2-channel moving image by artists Joe King and Rosie Pedlow. Lighting is by Katharine Williams with co-direction in development from Rachel Bagshaw, and audio description by William Elliott.

    Performed by a unique ensemble of artists including: Tom Fisher (speaker),Elaine Mitchener & Rebecca Askew (vocalists); Sylvia Hallett (strings, dulcitone & effects); Jan Hendrickse (winds and processing); Eliza McCarthy (prepared piano and dulcitone); Paul Moylan (double bass & dulcitone); Dai Pritchard (clarinets & pump organ).

    Resonance at the Still Point of Change is an Unlimited Commission for the Cultural Olympiad. For more information visit http://unlimited.southbankcentre.co.uk