With Mixed Effects - a new monodrama for 2020
With Mixed Effects is a 90-minute meditative monodrama set over the final three minutes of a person killing themselves by nitrogen asphyxiation. Written in mid-2019, the piece is inspired by the composers personal dealings with mental health. He writes:
"I didn't want to incorporate any thoughts or emotions into the dialogue specifically. The piece embodies the illness by using the body as an empty shell in which it self-destructs. Audience members are encouraged to meditate and immerse themselves into ones mindset as if they were committing suicide. The piece ends with a guided meditation."
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Sane and Sound - a new chamber opera for 2019
Sane and Sound is a new chamber opera on schizophrenia, bipolar, major depressive disorder and psychosis. Based on real accounts of psychotic illnesses and mood disorders, the piece draws upon our relationship towards delusions and hallucinations whilst not taking away from the authenticity of what really goes on for the sufferer.
Performances in 2019
Wednesday 17th April (Milton Court Theatre)
Video recording featured to the right
Friday 12th July (West Smithfield - Culture Mile Festival)
Wednesday 7th August (Arcola Theatre, Dalston - Grimeborne Opera Festival)