20:00-20:40, Sunday 10th September 2023

The Cockpit


Music: Susannah Self


Myths about the lost Land of Atlantis have been explored for millennia from Plato to Madame Blavatsky. How was Atlantis destroyed? Where was it?


For certain, Britain was joined to Europe by Doggerland circa 8,000 BC and was overwhelmed by a tsunami. The Choas Collective in concert with the eclectic composer, Susannah Self follow in the footsteps of the Kronos Quartet, John Cage and the Indie group, Efterklang. Their ‘Fragments from a Lost Land’ features subterranean polytonal music interfaced with soundscapes, moving installations, electric instruments, indie music and video. Rising in our consciousness is the story of Atlantis which questions our future survival.


Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults.

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Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.



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Music and Installation: Susannah Self

Performers: The Chaos Collective string quartet


Dr Susannah Self trained at Royal College of Music, Cambridge University and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, winning a STEAM scholarship for PhD in composition. Susannah conducted her operas The Butt in Vienna, 2016 and Quilt Song in Birmingham, 2018. Recent Commissions: FAST: Spitalfields Festival, ORANGE: English Touring Opera, Her Body and She is my Pharaoh: Tête a Tête, Freedom Bridge: Birmingham Opera Company. Susannah has sung roles for Royal Opera House, Vlaamse Opera, Opéra du Rhin, Lyon Opera and Salzburg. Her publisher is composersedition.com. “Sea Requiem was a substantial score showing Susannah Self’s fervent, directly expressive music. “Paul Conway, Musical Opinion 2023.



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Music and Installation: Susannah Self

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