24-25, 27-28 September 2021
6.45pm & 8.30pm
The Rose Lipman Building, Hackney, N1 5SF
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. Free with a ticket to the show.
We recognise that there may be some anxiety around attending live events in the context of the pandemic, and that further pre-show information will be useful and relevant to people for reasons of accessibility. We’ve prepared this FAQ which answers some questions about what to expect from the performance. For those who wish to keep the experience a surprise, the essential information will be emailed to you upon booking a ticket.
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
The Mill Co Project
Cultural Recovery Fund
Clod Ensemble acknowledges the support of ‘The London Community Foundation’ and ‘Cockayne – Grants for the Arts’