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Jamie McDermott

Jamie McDermott

Jamie McDermott Jamie McDermott the Yorkshire born visual artist, composer, and vocalist, known for his strikingly individual crooner meets counter-tenor voice. He is the creator of art- pop curiosity The Irrepressibles, a genre clashing “performance orchestra” who’s unique spectacles choreographed by McDermott – have been performed at many prestigious venues internationally (including UK commissions for…

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Lore Lixenberg

Lore Lixenberg

Lore Lixenberg Lore Lixenberg has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music-theatre, and works with many leading composers. She has performed internationally at many festivals including those of Salzburg, Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Aldeburgh, Witten, Edinburgh and Huddersfield, and at the Wien Modern and Oslo Ultima festivals. She has performed with orchestras and ensembles including the…

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Star-shaped Biscuit

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Star-shaped Biscuit Saturday 15 September Text and music by David Toop Lore Lixenberg Dora Elaine Mitchener Euphrosine Jamie McDermot Seabrook Martin Allen percussion Simon Allen percussion Hélène Breschand harp Sylvia Hallett strings Jan Hendrickse flutes A woman, Dora, retreats to a northern island to await the final deluge. Perhaps she is the last human to survive environmental  apocalypse, though ghosts keep her company. Among Dora’s few possessions…

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I Burn for You

I Burn for You

I Burn for You Saturday 11 February 2012 After Dracula by Bram Stoker ‘I Burn for You’ is an atmospheric new music theatre work inspired by Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire novel Dracula, created by composer Ian Wilson and stage director Tom Creed. It brings together an astonishing line up of performers including the Hungarian death…

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Elaine Mitchener

Elaine Mitchener

Elaine Mitchener is a classically trained singer whose musical experience covers gospel, jazz and free-improvisation and contemporary new music. She has performed/ recorded with the London Improvisers Orchestra, Henry Grimes, Christian Marclay, David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Max Eastley and Maggie Nicholls. Music theatre productions include Muziektheater Transparant’s “Century Songs” project directed by Wouter…

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Tom Creed

Tom Creed

Tom Creed is Festival Director of Cork Midsummer Festival. Previously he has been co-founder and joint Artistic Director of Playgroup, Associate Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company and Theatre and Dance Curator of Kilkenny Arts Festival. He studied English and Philosophy at UCC, and trained as a director on Rough Magic Theatre Company’s SEEDS programme…

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Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson was born in Belfast and began composing while at University. He has written nearly one hundred works, including chamber operas, concertos, string quartets, a range of orchestral and chamber music and multi-media pieces. His compositions have been performed and broadcast on six continents, and presented at festivals including the BBC Proms, Venice Biennale…

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David Toop

David Toop

David Toop has published five books, including Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, and Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener. He has released eight solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Black Chamber and Sound Body. Exhibitions he has curated include Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery, London, PlayingJohn Cage at Arnolfini, Bristol, and Blow Up at…

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