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Billiards: a collage opera in progress

We’re excited to share news that we’ll be presenting Ergo Phizmiz’s Billiards in a work-in-progress performance as part of this year’s King’s College London Arts & Humanities Festival.

We’re excited to share news that we’ll be presenting Ergo Phizmiz’s Billiards in a work-in-progress performance as part of this year’s King’s College London Arts & Humanities Festival.

Free tickets are now available to book for these work in progress performances.

Join us in the Great Hall at the King’s Strand Campus on Wednesday 14 October and enter into the fantastical world of this space-music-history-sci-fi-game-show-opera. Alongside, we’ll be hosting panel discussions with Frederic Wake-Walker, Ergo Phizmiz and Dr Kélina Gotman about the notions of authorship – a topic very close to the nature of Billiards.

Billiards is an operatic mash up of classical and electronic music, video, text, fact and fiction. It follows historical characters, composer WA Mozart and electronic sound pioneer Raymond Scott, as they accidentally meet through a hole torn in the universe. Entering a surreal gameshow limbo, they debate random chance and the creation of music with help from film-maker Georges Méliès, Lewis Carroll’s logic games and composers JS Bach and John Cage.

Billiards is an opera that we began developing as part of our Various Stages R&D Festival, and through a Sound and Music Embedded residency with Ergo. We will continue to develop the piece in 2016, with a tour being planned for later in the year.

You can follow the progression of Billiards over the coming months. In the meanwhile, watch extracts in our short video.

Billiards: A Collage Opera
Wednesday 14 October, King’s College London
Performances: 6.30pm / 8.30pm
Tickets: free, booking required

     

 

 
Join us for a work-in-progress performance of Ergo Phizmiz's Billiards.
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