We finished our week long 'Tron Labs' residency at the Tron Theatre with a showing of the second incarnation of 'Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound'. Again, feedback seems to have been overwhelmingly postive, and our hopes persist (nay, they grow!) that we will be able to mount a full-scale production of Daphne at some point.
Working with Paul & Izzy and Anneke and Dylan and Robin and Mr Matthew Stanley Seager is just great. It's been a good month for The Blood of The Young! And doing it in the creative confines of The Tron made such a difference - thanks to Michael John and everyone there for your help.
Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound was great fun, and as great a success as we could have hoped for. Thanks to all who came, supported, and gave feedback (which was generally very positive). Now we will be developing the project further at The Tron Theatre as parts of Tron Labs.
Thanks also to Leonie Rae Gasson who captured some great images for us:
Thoroughly looking forward to tomorrow's show. Our last devising session on Friday was really productive and we've got a really interesting piece to share with folk. There's science and spirituality, crazy sounds and marvellously naff 50s costumes.
So, the last couple of weeks I've been working on a piece called 'Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound'. It's been the most fun I've had in a rehearsal room in a long time - devising stuff, physical stuff, abstract stuff. The sort of stuff I love. We're telling a story, of sorts, about a woman who moved electronic music forward in a time when few men (and fewer women) were doing so. Trying to find a physical language that works with the sounds of the time and compliments Daphne's words has been challenging, but it's a project I'm really exctied about. It's early days, but the first showing of our work will be a short performance at The Arches next Wed (28th) at the Scratch Theatre night. Do come along!
My good friend Paul Brotherston has asked me to be involved in an new project. It's early stages and I'll say no more than that, but it's a cracking idea, and a very exciting prospect. The artwork (Mihaela Bodlovic \\ AliceBoreas Photography ) is pretty snazzy too: