AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE at Louise Blouin Gallery

AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE returns to London in April for a performance at the Louise Blouin Foundation, London W11. Thursday 15 April. Doors 6.30pm. Performance 7pm. Tickets £12 full /£8 concessions/£5 members

Ticket price includes a glass of champagne. To order tickets please contact the Louise Blouin Foundation on 020 7985 9600. Tickets can be purchased at the door subject to availability.

AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE at Riverside Studios

13-14 AUGUST | 10pm | Riverside Studios, London | Tickets £6 (£4)

Following the sell-out performance of AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE (2008) at Kings Place in February, Riverside Studios in London will host two performances during the Tête à Tête festival of opera. Linda Hirst leads the cast, with Natasha Lohan, Nicholas Brown and Timothy Connor.

For information and tickets on the Riverside web site, click here

What is it in the activity of making music that gives us access to our past? How does music find clarity in the muddiness of memory? AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE (2008), investigates the psychology of singing through the relationship between a singing teacher (Linda Hirst) and her pupil (Natasha Lohan). The performers build an installation-set during the show by suspending polythene walls from the ceiling and transforming the space into a nexus of rooms. The pupil assembles a bird chamber to make an aviary for a quartet of  ‘birds’ that ‘sings’ eighteenth-century music. The audience is invited to wander through the installation while the performers decode musical notation with mirrors and trace salt-patterns in red paint. Halfway through the show, one performer leaves the space and begins her own, satellite performance.

BIRD CHAMBER at festival in Greenwich

Nicholas Brown’s installation, BIRD CHAMBER (2008) will be on show for the duration of the inaugural, Greenwich International String Quartet Festival (April 17-19, 2009). Recently seen at Kings Place, London, in the context of his installation-performance, AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE, the installation will be situated in the Loggia of Trinity College of Music at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. For further details, on the festival web site, click here.