We’ll be sharing some fragments and possibilities from our first phase of R&D. It’s very early days, so we’re not quite sure what will happen. We can promise songs though. Definitely songs.
This is part of the Ferment Fortnight. It’s a damn fine programme to be part of. Check it out.
salt. by Selina Thompson
[Sound design by Tanuja Amarasuriya | original music by Timothy X Atack]
Attenborough Centre, Brighton, 7 July (preview)
Southbank Centre, 15 – 16 July
Northern Stage at Summerhall, 5 – 26 August
Two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. This show is what they brought back. A performance encompassing grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism.
Showing as part of the 2017 British Council Edinburgh Showcase.
Jubilee adapted and directed by Chris Goode
[sound design by Timothy X Atack]
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2 – 18 November 2017
Derek Jarman’s iconic film captured punk at its giddy height: a riot of music, DIY fashion, and every kind of sex – with a little pyromania thrown in. Now, forty years on, this new stage adaptation of JUBILEE remixes it for the social and political turmoil of 2017. Centred around a marauding girl gang on a killing spree and a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth I, it’s a story of what happens when creativity and nihilism collide.
and if you missed it last year:
The Stroma Sessions
available on BBC iPlayer until November 2017
Tim’s supernatural drama, The Stroma Sessions was up for a couple of BBC Audio Drama Awards, so they’ve put the 5-episode version back up on iPlayer for any of y’all who didn’t catch it over Halloween.
It’s about a new music ensemble who travel to the abandoned Scottish island of Stroma, to record an album — and discover they are not alone. Contains weirdness and darkness and wind. Plug in yer ears why not.
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, produced by Afonica and starring Rebekah Staton, Valene Kane and Colin Salmon amongst others, with original music by Danny Norbury.
The brilliant Mayfest Radio got us in to chat music and influences for their Music Is My Radar slot. In between us blathering on, there are some EXCELLENT tunes. I promise. And also some terrible Brazilian chips pop.
It’s here for your ears, on Mixcloud
And whilst you’ve got your ears in receive mode, Tim’s band Angeltech have beautiful sounds available here.