Live Performance

19:15-19:55, Friday 6th August 2021

The Cockpit

 

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:00-20:15, Monday 9th August 2021. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.

 

Music and Words: Marco Galvani

 

Full Price: £15; If you can’t afford it: £5.

 

 

Picking up where Karel Čapek’s seminal 1920 play RUR left off, Helena is both a sci-fi romance and a meditation on transhumanism.

 

Primus, a robot, and Helena, one of the last humans, have escaped to create a new life in secret. As Helena’s human memory begins to fail, the lovers resolve to find a way of uploading her mind before it is lost – and with it the last knowledge of how Rossum’s robots were created.

 

Marco Galvani’s new opera places live musicians alongside spontaneously-created AI music, in a piece that explores the nature of memory and creation.

 

The interactive broadcast will include a Q&A with opportunity for audience to get involved with generating music via Marco’s synthesiser!

 

Age range: PG-13

Content advisory: Dementia

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by Zeitgeist

 

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

 

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If you would like to help Tête à Tête and the artists creating this show, take a look at this.

 

Music and words: Marco Galvani

Musical director: Sam Poppleton

Director: Annemiek van Elst

Producer: Jessie Anand

 

On the same day:

Music and words: Marco Galvani

Musical director: Sam Poppleton

Director: Annemiek van Elst

Producer: Jessie Anand