For over 25 years, Suzy Willson and Paul Clark – Artistic Directors of Clod Ensemble – have created a unique body of performance work which explores the relationship between movement and music.
Part-gig, part-installation, This Is My Room offers an unusual way to experience a concert. It sees Clod Ensemble focus their attention on the live musician as performer, each with their own theatricality and musical voice. In making the piece we were exploring ideas of solitude, congregation, public and private space, and to what extent the inner life of the musician might actually be familiar to us all.
In this accompanying series of workshops, discussions and listening parties, brilliant musicians, performers and designers pick up on some of the themes explored in the piece.
Hackney Rooms: a kaleidoscopic sound journey created by Electric Farmer. Release date 31 Aug.
Suzy Willson & Paul Clark in conversation with Elizabeth Alker. 16 Sept
Clod Ensemble in collaboration with Manchester Collective: This is My Room 24-28 Sept
Listening Party: Isobel Waller-Bridge on music with no notes. 21 Oct
Reboot: Movement directing music videos with Theo TJ Lowe. 23 Oct
Listening Party: Rakhi Singh on working with living composers. 11 Nov
Reboot: Stage Presence for Musicians with Rakhi Singh & Suzy Willson. 13 & 14 Nov
Reboot: A hole in the shape of something with Tim Spooner. 27 & 28 Nov
Listening Party: Errollyn Wallen on Bach in the 21st Century. 16 Dec
All live events will be wheelchair accessible and all online events will be live captioned. If you have accessibility requirements (eg. BSL interpretation) that you would like us to be aware of then please email email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
Image – Clod Ensemble: This is My Room. Credit Hugo Glendenning