As ever, Mr Paul Brotherston paints a stunning picture; as often, Ms Mihaela Bodlovic captures it beautifully.
Working with some old friends and making some new ones was part of the enjoyment, as was playing a character so departed from anything I've ever done before. Thanks also to The Arches for their support, and Deb Jones, for letting us play with her text.
This was also the first performancer of Mr Brotherston's newly formed theatre company 'The Blood of The Young', with whom I am proud to be associated.
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: