Events

Sep 14, 2020

19:00

Baritone Soloist

Timeless Figure 

Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

Timeless Figure is about Time. This complete performance sees J.B.Joyce (Peter Edge) making clocks in Shropshire in 1680. He moves through a world changing with dizzying speed, portrayed through Laurel Turton’s stunning merged and overlaid images. These challenge our assumptions of Time’s visual impact. Shropshire clockwork merges into urban, rural and seascapes in the United States. Joyce reflects on ‘Time, a maniac’ in Tennyson’s words set against a frantic marimba. Passengers pass under Joyce’s Liverpool clock to escape Irish Famine or flee mill work to holiday. Marconi’s single radio signal makes Joyce realise that ‘Time stands still’.

Music Director: Martin Bussey

Words & Music: Martin Bussey

Visuals: Laurel Turton

Singer: Peter Edge

Clarinet: Daniel Mawson

Viola: Joe Lenehan

Marimba: Darren Gallacher

Sep 16, 2020

18:00

Timeless Figure - World Premiere

Timeless Figure 

Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

Timeless Figure is about Time. This complete performance sees J.B.Joyce (Peter Edge) making clocks in Shropshire in 1680. He moves through a world changing with dizzying speed, portrayed through Laurel Turton’s stunning merged and overlaid images. These challenge our assumptions of Time’s visual impact. Shropshire clockwork merges into urban, rural and seascapes in the United States. Joyce reflects on ‘Time, a maniac’ in Tennyson’s words set against a frantic marimba. Passengers pass under Joyce’s Liverpool clock to escape Irish Famine or flee mill work to holiday. Marconi’s single radio signal makes Joyce realise that ‘Time stands still’.

Music Director: Martin Bussey

Words & Music: Martin Bussey

Visuals: Laurel Turton

Singer: Peter Edge

Clarinet: Daniel Mawson

Viola: Joe Lenehan

Marimba: Darren Gallacher

The broadcast of Timeless Figure features the complete show, filmed live with singer, clarinet, viola and marimba performing in front of Laurel Turton’s specially commissioned images. Afterwards, join composer/librettist Martin Bussey, photographer Laurel Turton (live from the US!) and singer, Peter Edge to ask your questions: Why Shropshire? Why those three instruments? Why and where were the images taken?

Sep 16, 2020

19:00

Baritone Soloist

Timeless Figure 

Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

Mr Williams has fallen off a cliff. Will the hapless geography teacher survive? Will he get to tell the world about his theory? Will anybody believe him? Will he be forgiven for stealing that trilobite? Will he ever regain the love of his life?

 

A journey to Exmoor. A love triangle. A near-death experience. A lecture in geology. An opera. All played out in mid-air.

 

This is the third opera in the Sonopera triptych (Vicky and Albert | Her Face was of Flowers). Live show with video projection.

Sep 18, 2020

18:00

The Trilobite - World Premiere

Timeless Figure 

Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

This broadcast includes a recording of the performance, and additional live content.

 

Music & Words: Elfyn Jones

 

Mr Williams has fallen off a cliff. Will the hapless geography teacher survive? Will he get to tell the world about his theory? Will anybody believe him? Will he be forgiven for stealing that trilobite? Will he ever regain the love of his life?

 

A journey to Exmoor. A love triangle. A near-death experience. A lecture in geology. An opera. All played out in mid-air.

 

This is the third opera in the Sonopera triptych (Vicky and Albert | Her Face was of Flowers). Live show with video projection.

 

Additional content for the broadcast:

 

Meet the opera maker and cast of The Trilobite, Or The Fall Of Mr Williams, and find out how we put this innovative show together, using pre-recorded video sequences and green screen techniques to complete a live presentation featuring integrated music and sound design. Learn about our plans for the future, including the Sonopera Triptych! Talk and Q&A session.

 

Age range: 13+

Content Warning: Person falling off a cliff

 

Produced by Sonopera

Sep 19, 2020

15:30

Baritone Soloist

Solo Recital

Ashley Parish Church, Staffordshire

Songs from the shows, opera, romance and humour. 

All seating must be pre-booked, so please email Peter to reserve tickets by clicking the link to the right.

Tickets are free, however please consider donating to the artists.

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