Rosie Middleton & Angharad Davies

Woolwich Works, London
Thursday 26 October 2023, 8.00pm


£12.50 Standard
£10.75 Student/ Under 18/ UC

Past Event

Exploring the sonic force of the human voice and how easily it can be silenced.

Please note, this concert includes themes of trauma and war.

Programme includes:

ESIN GUNDUZ – En-he-du-an-na-me-en (3′)
MIRA CALIX – code poem: any chance of war? (c.9′)
LAURA BOWLER – Cover Squirrel (c.15′)
Includes improvisations by Angharad Davies

(A woman sits alone in the room. She tries to speak. Her voice is gone.)

Mezzo-soprano Rosie Middleton and violinist Angharad Davies perform a sequence of works that explore the sonic force of the human voice and how easily it can be silenced.

Esin Gunduz examines power and resistance in music that transforms Rosie’s voice through electronic manipulation. Semaphore, morse code and other non-verbal communication inform Mira Calix’s anti-war musical poem. In Cover Squirrel by Laura Bowler, the human voice switches from operatic power to broken and unintelligible fragments. This provocative performance blends music and physical gesture by two captivating, exceptional performers.

Watch and listen to short clips of work from the performers and find out more about the Voice(less) project here:

This performance has no interval. There will be a post-show Q&A with the artists.

Thanks to the Hinrichsen Foundation for supporting Sounds of Now.

Time advertised is the start time, please check your ticket for door time.

IZZY GIZMO family concert

Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives

Wigmore Hall, London
Saturday 30 October 2021, 11.00am

£12 adult
£10 child

Past Event

Music and narration performed by Ensemble 360 and Polly Ives

Best-selling children’s book, Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, tells the enchanting story of an intrepid young inventor who puts her talents to work to rescue a crow that can’t fly. This brand-new family concert brings Izzy’s mechanical marvels and infectious creative spirit to life! Original music by Paul Rissmann features pots, pans, whistles and household items (as well as orchestral instruments). Together with story-telling and visuals from the book, this concert is a great introduction to live music for children. It’s full of wit, invention, songs and actions, and plenty of opportunities to join in.

For 3 7 year-olds

Sponsored by

With thanks to our funders and supporters:

JG Graves Charitable Trust, Sheffield Town Trust, Sheffield Church Burgesses Educational Foundation, Sheffield Bluecoat and Mount Pleasant Foundation, Andrew McEwan Fund