Two very different projects I’ve been involved with are on this week.
Together We Can, a sonic garden designed by Peter Eustance, with sound design by Musicbru staff and students (and myself), performances by Dame Evelyn Glennie, and in partnership with Papworth Trust, is on display this week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and has just won a Silver Gilt Medal. And Buttons, the incredibly touching puppet show by my friends Sort Of Theatre, is showing at Brighton Fringe tomorrow and Friday, at The Warren. I composed and compiled the soundtrack from electronic instruments and field recordings. If you’re in Brighton or London, do go check out these very different shows!
Dana and Joni are bringing Buttons to the Brighton Fringe Festival next month. I can’t be there, but they’ll be performing with the new soundtrack that I put together for our Suspense Festival shows last year.
Tickets for Sort of Theatre’s Buttons at Suspense Festival (Little Angel Theatre) are on sale now! I’m performing a live, all-new soundtrack in the show.
We’re playing at Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate on October 31st, and The Pleasance in Islington November 1st & 2nd. Click here to get tickets!
Joni is a puppeteer. Dana is not.
Dana is a Jew. Joni is not.
Buttons is a show about their journey to Auschwitz and the stories they discovered on the way.
Using a mixture of live performance, spoken word, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni and Dana attempt to recount the story of their ‘sort of’ holiday, whilst exploring the themes of memory, family and war.