Snow is a short sound work, which fuses soaring choral music and poetic storytelling. Featuring the voice of legendary New York performer Peggy Shaw and the flute of virtuoso Yukihiro Isso, words and music unlock the world of a traveller who finds herself thrown into darkness under the snow.
In this poetic monologue, inspired by the restless spirits in Japanese Noh Theatre, sung and spoken word are fused. The enveloping sound mix offers multiple audio perspectives, from the intimacy of the spoken text whispered in your ear, to the soaring choral song which conjures an expansive audio landscape.
Snow was one of three short pieces shown as part of The Transformative Power of Mugen Noh during Noh Reimagined Festival at Kings Place, London on Saturday 30 June 2018.
Commissioned by MU:Ats
Development supported by:
Composed by Paul Clark
Written by Suzy Willson with Peggy Shaw
Directed by Suzy Willson
Lighting by Hansjörg Schmidt
Sung by: Emily Burn, Elaine Ashworth, Victoria Couper, Clara Kanter, Daniel Thomson, Gareth Treseder, Laurence Williams, Alex Ashworth
“Very beautiful and atmospheric. At times it was as though we were wrapped in a warm and comforting blanket of sound and light.” Planet Hugill