Archive for the ‘music-theatre’ Category

chef concertino


DJ & composer Bobbie Gardner composed her conceptual ‘Chef Concertino’ as a 5-minute musical/culinary challenge in which ‘The Chef’ duels with ‘Le Chef’. It premiered in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham on 23rd January 2014. Bobbie’s uncle, Urban Thompson, prepares one of his dishes with running commentary – in this case a Thai Prawn Salad […]

Living Toys


It’s the realisation of a dream combination; Stan’s Cafe v. Modified Toy Orchestra v. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. ‘Living Toys’ is a programme of new music performed for a family audience, with Stan’s Cafe devising a theatrical frame through which young eyes and ears might access and experience contemporary music for the first time. ‘Living […]

Journalist Paul Klaric has kindly posted me this updated link to a TV feature he made for ABC’s ‘SA Stateline‘ in June 2010. The feature was first broadcast in South Australia in advance of the opening performance of Vesalius – a Requiem at RiAus, Adelaide. Originally produced by our company The Resurrectionists at the Old Operating […]



Some documentation from ‘A Dark Lady’ – piloted at The Courtyard, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon on  12th July ’12 (Photos by Stewart Hemley). A RSC / Pilotnight collaboration, presented as part of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. ‘A Dark Lady’ is a music-theatre duet for voice and bassoon, and a setting of Sonnets 128/129. Devised and performed by Graeme Rose and Gretha […]

listen again


They’re separated by Hemispheres but co-incidental by date. Listen again via the following links to two national broadcasts which feature shows in the recent portfolio. The Velvet Gentleman – Interview with Richard Chew on ABC ‘RadioNational: The Music Show’, (broadcast 16/06/12) The Velvet Gentleman was presented by Various People Inc. at Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, […]

a dark lady #1


With composer Luke Iveson and musician Gretha Tuls earlier today @AEHarris, developing ideas for a forthcoming bassoon/voice duet drawn from sonnets in Shakespeare’s ‘Dark Lady’ sequence. This project, selected as part of the forthcoming RSC/Pilotnights programme in July, was partly inspired by readings performed of a series of Shakespeare’s sonnets at the Cheltenham Literary Festival 2010. I […]