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Eve Libertine creates chamber opera Room Of Worlds

RoW-eflyer-imageEve Libertine of Crass has written the lyrics for and is co-director of an exciting new chamber opera due to debut at London’s The Horse Hospital in May. Room of Worlds is a new chamber opera for live voices, electronics and video. The opera charts the physical and psychological journey of a woman in a patriarchal landscape of domesticity, love and loneliness, through medicine and memory to the edge of madness. Exploring the notion of the video surface as consciousness and with a score derived from William Morris designs the performance will be a singularly immersive experience. Room of Worlds is based loosely on The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and is the result of the ongoing collaboration between electronic artist Charles Webber (composer/video) and experimental vocalist and ex-Crass chanteuse Eve Libertine (libretto).

  • The Horse Hospital, The Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD
  • Premier Performances at 7.30pm on 9th – 10th May 2014.
  • Tickets : £6 advance / £7.50 door
  • Tube : Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) / Buses : 7 – 59 – 68 – 91 – 168 – 188
  • www.thehorsehospital.com/now/room-of-worlds/

Produced by operaNCV and funded by the Arts Council England Lottery Funding, with support from The Horse Hospital, Femme Brutal (Oslo) and DACS Audio.

The last Last Amendment

The last ever show of Penny Rimbaud’s Last Amendment will take place in London at the Vortex Jazz Club on Wednesday 4th December.

Tiring, as he does, of any form of permanence, Penny is renaming his operations.

‘L’ACADÉMIE DES VANITÉS’ as, if nothing else, a reflection of his heart – ‘the poetry of jazz and the jazz of poetry’.  The band’s stellar line up will remain – Penny Rimbaud/voice, Eve Libertine/voice, Louise Elliot/sax & flute, Kate Shortt/cello, Jennifer Maidman/guitars, with visual additions by Mick Duffield and Gee Vaucher plus occasional guest artists.

Of their recent show in Paris, Delphine Delaby wrote – ‘a special atmosphere that combines tension and power with serenity. The words and music blend to perfection. One of the best concerts I’ve ever seen at the Cite de la Musique’.

Penny and the band will be taking a quarterly residency at the Vortex in the coming year.

Vortex 11 Gillet Square. London (Dalston Kingsland Station)  www.vortexjazz.co.uk

While we’re on the subject, here is an excellent full length performance by Penny and cohorts earlier this year in Japan.

Thanks.