Resonance at the Still Point of Change Simon Allen

7.30pm, Tuesday 4 September

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The first staging of composer Simon Allen’s latest work, featuring live music, multi-screen film imagery, speech, song and words onscreen. ‘Resonance’ explores live interplay of the senses and celebrates our ability for freely associated thought.

Allen’s colourful score combines instrumental sounds and electronic processes with a libretto by Alasdair Middleton and breathtaking images filmed 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).

This performance is part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World