Star-shaped Biscuit



Hélène Breschand

Helene Breschand

Hélène Breschand Hélène Breschand is a highly versatile musician who works across several genres, from contemporary music to Jazz. She has a career as both a soloist and a chamber musician and her works includes, improvisation, musical theatre and the visual arts. She works with composers such as Luciano Berio, Emmanuel Nunes, Yoshihisa Taira and…

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Simon Allen

Simon Allen

Simon Allen Simon Allen’s work in composition and performance is founded upon collaborative practice. As composer and director his latest commission Resonance At The Still Point Of Change for, live ensemble, voices and film was premiered as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Recent shows include WG Sebald’s The Rings Of Saturn (dir. Katie Mitchell, Cologne Schauspiel). Forthcoming is…

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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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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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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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