A summer flashmob
Tête à Tête
FREE FRINGE EVENT – non-ticketed
Devised and composed for a medium to large group of participants by Catherine Kontz, BON VOYAGE! is a mass performance piece that explores the sound-‐world of wheelie suitcases in an ambiance of summer tourism. Young and old are invited to give the tarmac of Kings Cross an operatic make-‐over on this conceivably hot summer’s evening.
To participate, one must simply sign-‐up on the Tête à Tête website before the day, and bring a rolling suitcase along! To watch and experience these boisterous wheels and beatific voices, simply meet in the foyer of Kings Place at 18:00 and let yourself be taken to a secret location nearby!
Prepare for a dose of flip-‐flopping holiday fun! May it make you smile at tourists for the rest of the summer!
Music & Words: Catherine Kontz
Director: Catherine Kontz
Musical Marshal: Viviane Schwarz
Catherine Kontz (b. 1976) studied Composition at Goldsmiths College, University of London under Roger Redgate and, as part of her PhD, produced and directed her mime-‐opera MiE in 2006. She has since worked extensively within the world of contemporary opera and has had a piece performed at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival every year, bar one. Catherine has been commissioned to write new work by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Philharmonie Luxembourg, European Concert Hall Organisation, Shorter House Editions, Juliet Fraser, Ensemble Lucilin and Monica Germino, amongst others. She was delighted to have been given the opportunity by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg to compose and direct her first full-‐length opera Neige in December 2013 to great acclaim. www.catherinekontz.com