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Mozart vs Machine (Billiards) Cast and Premiere Announced

What’s in a name anyway? Our new show Mozart vs Machine (formerly workshopped as Billiards) is going into full production. We’re delighted to share furthers details with you.

Two years ago, we started developing a project called Billiards with a composer called Ergo Phizmiz as part of Sound and Music’s Embedded scheme. Fast forward to today and we excited to share details that the work now called Mozart vs Machine by the composer now called Dominic Robertson will premiere in February next year at Folkestone’s Quarterhouse.

Mozart vs Machine will be one of the headline performances at the Profound Sound festival produced by Folkestone Fringe, taking place on the opening night – Friday 3 February at 7pm. The festival is a melting pot of different types of music, live performance and unexpected encounters to lighten up those dark winter days. Other artists include Leafcutter John and acts from the Hot Salvation Records roster.

Images from Billiards work in progress showing in October 2015.

We’re also pleased to announce the performers joining the project. Soprano Rebecca Bottone takes on the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and baritones Bryan Benner and Charles Rice (previously in Gloria – A Pigtale) take on a variety of roles including J S Bach, John Cage and a fearsome referee. Also joining the company are: Multi-Story Orchestra’s Christopher Stark as music director, designer Kitty Callister who previously designed The Rattler and Church Parables (Mahogany Opera), and Peter Cant as associate director, who’s previous work with Mahogany includes Folie à Deux.  

Tickets are now on sale via Folkestone Quarterhouse, including festival passes for all festival events.

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Our new show Mozart vs Machine (formerly workshopped as Billiards) is going into full production. We’re delighted to share furthers details with you.

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