The Winter Journey13th April 2019
Location: Omnibus Theatre (Clapham) London
Join us for a Beckettian presentation of an audiovisual collage, consisting of: refugee memories in their displacement travel to the unknown, songs from Schubert's Winterreise, and Winterreise-inspired artworks by artist Pip Woolf. In addition, newly-formed and existing collaborations bring in several newly composed music for vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, voices and instruments, and... mobile phones (YOU will also need one)!
With this opportunity, we are fundraising for the refugee-supporting charities THREE PEAS and HAY, BRECON & TALGARTH SANCTUARY FOR REFUGEES (click on their names to learn more about their extremely important work in the UK and Greece). At Omnibus Theatre, we will have books with Pip Woolf's artworks to buy (and she will be there to sign them!!), and boxes for donations, so please come prepared!
On Saturday the 13th of April, you will be joining the core players of the ensemble, Neil Georgeson (piano), Gregory Emfietzis (violin), Angela Hui (percussion), Ilze Ikse (flutes), and Myrto Loulaki (voice), while they are blending Schubert’s lieder with notions from Samuel Beckett’s works Krapp's Last Tape & Ohio Impromptu. There has been considerable research on connecting the above (there is a very interesting joint between Beckett and Winterreise, and you might experience some of that in our show), and furthermore linking them with our refugee story. But the cherry on top comes from the brand new works we commisioned to composers and sound artists Lucy Callen, Daniel Figols, Scott McLaughlin, and Ruta Vitkauskaite. All the above are structured around several extracts from articles by Behrooz Boochani, implemented in a soundwork by Christopher Fox , and recorded by the lovely voices of the Citizens of the World Choir.