NWANDO EBIZIE: WRITING THE FUTURE
Turning the traditional concert experience on its head
Colour Factory, Hackney Wick
‘If suffering purifies the soul / then I’m as pure as one could hope
A beauty bordering on the obscene…’
Enter a liminal space for a sonic exploration of myth, fairytale and archetypes. A playground of dream soundscapes, where experimental dance meets Klezmer.
The final instalment in London Sinfonietta’s fourth series of its pioneering Writing the Future music creation scheme sees visionary multidisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie turn the traditional concert experience on its head. This groundbreaking new work will use multi-sensory immersion to challenge your perception of reality: poetry expressed in British Sign language and passionate dance create visual music, whilst vibrations throughout the space create a haptic experience. This multi-sensory theatrical and musical evening oscillates from romantic song to nightmarish visions, intimate reverie and lucid horror.
The inter-dependent music, English text and theatrical BSL were created symbiotically to engender many different sensory points of access to the piece, whilst creating a unique art-music event.
‘Looking to the light, through the dark forests, meeting here, beyond the crossroads’
Writing the Future offers early career music creators unique opportunities to nurture their talents and to develop a new piece in partnership with a world-class producing ensemble, and established mentors. The current cohort of composers is Nwando Ebizie, Alicia Jane Turner, Luke Lewis, and Alex Paxton. Nwando has joined forces with a number of prominent D/deaf and disabled artists including actor Sophie Stone to develop the piece.
Please note that this is an immersive event with a range of different seating options, including benches and bean bags. If you have any access requirements, please email email@example.com to discuss this with us.
Nwando Ebizie Fall and then Rise on a Soft Winter's Morning (London Sinfonietta commission, World premiere)
Chisato Minamimura dancer
Nat Sharp art director
Chloe Rooke conductor
This event is produced by the London Sinfonietta and supported by the Southbank Centre. The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by Arts Council England and the John Ellerman Foundation. Writing the Future is supported by Michael & Patricia McLaren-Turner, the Boltini Trust, and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation. This concert is supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation and the Vaughan Williams Foundation.
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Information about the event in British sign language
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