We are super excited to be embarking on the first development phase for a new stage production entitled I ne’er before could sing
. We’ll be working in Nova Scotia and in Toronto with a small team of very special collaborators, including choreographer Holly Small
as outside eye and Phil Strong
as sound designer, and doing our first work-in-progress presentation at Array Space in Toronto on June 7, 2019.
Live musical performance is defined by the ephemerality of the sound wave as it travels through the atmosphere and then dissipates. Of even greater transience is video imagery, existing only in fleeting particles of light. In both the sonic and visual realms, we choose to work in forms that have no physical embodiment - that exist for only an instant, then disappear.
The immateriality characteristic of both sound and light will act as a metaphor for the transitory nature of the supernatural. In I ne’er before could sing
we will use ancient ballads as a medium through which to integrate voice, sound and light - to express notions of the wondrous within a contemporary context, and to invite our audiences to consider the extraordinary.
A huge debt of gratitude to the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this new project!
(For further info on I ne’er before could sing
please contact Sheri Jones