Something In Your Voice was a show by Emergency Chorus, still in development. I collaborated on the development of the show, and composed the sound for the most recent showing.

Tomorrow We Will Be Lighter Than Air; 2019
40 minutes

‘Somewhere, there is a city
A little like this city, in some ways
but very different in others
A city where only angels live…’

A child imagines every city that exists, that might exist. Stories made of cities, and cities made of stories. Somewhere, in a space outside of space, a woman waits. Stories will shatter, cities will forget how to speak, and new selves will be built from the ashes.

Tomorrow We Will Be Lighter Than Air
(part 2 - part 1 was a seperate piece which I did not work on) was an (admittedly quite loose) response to Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire. It was made with a group of 7 other artists from MA performance design and practise, the result of a three month residency at Reinbeckhhallen and Tatwerk in Berlin. It was performed to a public audience at Reinbeckhallen. The piece examined questions around consciousness and language.

I wrote the performance text, designed the soundscape, directed  sections, contributed to the dramaturgy, and performed. Music was a mixture of extant songs and original compositions.

There’s a trailer for the show HERE, cut together by Yuan Yue.

Directors: Nat Norland, Mara Manea, Yifat Shir-Moskovitz
Text and Sound: Nat Norland
Set: Konstantinos Chaldaios, Ronnie Kommene
Costume: Aziza Kadyri, Mara Manea
Video: Yuan Yue
Producer: Aziza Kadyri

Performers: Nat Norland, Aziza Kadyri, Yuan Yue, Wei Zhang, Mara Manea, Konstantinos Chaldaios, Ronnie Kommene, Elly Rutherford, Fanis Sakellariou, Violeta Valcheva and Pengfei Zhu.

Image by Egon Hoecker