Joe King & Rosie Pedlow, 2012
2-channel moving image
Composer/Creative Director: Simon Allen
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).