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!