A sonic and visual journey for a group of live musicians and an audience. In collaboration with Manchester Collective.
Part-gig, part-installation, This Is My Room sees Clod Ensemble focus their attention on the live musician as performer, each with their own theatricality and musical voice.
Electronics, viola, cello, violins and a grand piano begin in solitary worlds, slowly coming together through a series of provocations, collisions and negotiations. Taking place within a web of lighting wire which evokes cityscapes, skylines and private rooms, This Is My Room sees ghosts of the musical past square up to the forces of the present.
With an intense, exhilarating sound world from Paul Clark which interweaves a collage of hundreds of recorded samples of spoken voices played live by Djenaba Davis-Eyo, this immersive, multi-speaker installation is created in collaboration with Manchester Collective, renowned for their innovative experience-driven concerts.
A live, intimate experience for a limited audience, this is an opportunity to get up close to musicians outside of the concert hall or club without a stage to separate us.
This performance will be socially distanced.
Post show discussion 27 September, after the 8.30pm performance.
This is My Room Music by Paul Clark Directed by Suzy Willson In collaboration with Manchester Collective Dramaturg – Stephen Brown Lighting – Hansjörg Schmidt Stylist – Marianthi Hatzikidi Design Consultants: David Kohn Architects, Tim Spooner Performed by Manchester Collective with Djenaba Davis-Eyo Photography by Hugo Glendinning
Performed by Djenaba Davis-Eyo – Electronics Ruth Gibson – Viola Darius Luke Thompson – Violin Desmond Neysmith – Cello Rakhi Singh – Violin Katherine Tinker – Piano
This Is My Room was generously supported by
The Mill Co. Project, Cultural Recovery Fund, The London Community Foundation and Cockayne Grants for the Arts
Research & development supported by Hinrichsen Foundation
The Rose Lipman Building, Hackney 24-25, 27-28 September 2021