Serbian composer Jug Marković faced the perennial bind for composers; he could hear his latest piece incidAnces in his head but couldn’t finish the work for a small ensemble without hearing and seeing a live performance. Ideally, of course he would have like to work in collaboration with the musicians to push development as far as possible. Continue reading
Some productions call for the super-steady look of a camera locked down on a tripod, in others, camera movement is essential. Moving the camera adds a dynamic touch to many shots but hand held movement can also introduce way too much camera wobble. So…
The body of a young woman was found drowned in the Seine in the late 1880s. She has never been identified, hence her name L’Inconnue de la Seine (the unknown of the Seine).
Her face was considered so beautiful that the pathologist at the Paris morgue took a death mask. Copies and images of the mask adorned many french homes throughout the 20th century. French playwright and librettist Sabryna Pierre has teamed up with Belgian composer Frederik Neyrinck to create an opera using this story as their starting point. Continue reading
We’ve recently has the pleasure and privilege of producing three short films featuring young opera makers and their mentors as they collaborate to learn, develop and perform at this world class facility on the Suffolk coast.
The Outhouse production “C-shells” was premiered today in Cambridge.
The film tells the story (in their own words) of inseparable childhood friends Els Bottema and Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley who grew up in Delft, Holland. Through much of their adult lives they took their own routes into creative careers as ceramic artist and letter-cutter respectively. In their 50s, their friendship was dramatically reignited into mutual support when they each contracted breast cancer within months of each other. Continue reading