BEARS by Powder Keg - a visceral, non-text performance starring three polar bears forced to adapt to a world of polluted water and plastic icebergs. It was, though, also about kit kats.
"Brilliantly unsettling sound design"
- Catherine Love
a mixture of original music, diffused atmospheres, instrumental and vocal workshops with the performers, and stage amplification - with interactive/generative processing binding them together. It used Max/MSP as its show control, in a patch fully of my design. All sounds are completely original - using field recordings, piano recordings of myself and vocal recordings of the cast. The limited sonic materials was in order to bring in the idea of sustainability in the actual compositional process.
Longer versions of the soundtracks, and the ice installation at the beginning of the video, can be found over at:
Huge love to:
Director-Bears Emma Geraghty and Josh Coates
Performer-Bears Jake Walton, Hannah Mook, Ross McCaffrey
Designer-Bears Liz Sheard (Set & Costume), Louise Anderson (Lights)
Stage Manager-Bear Sophie Tetlow
Production-Bears The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Funding-Bear Susan Hogkiss
Filming-Bear Luca Rudlin: peoplestaring.com
To have a chat about the sound for your show, email:
xvelastin [at] gmail.com