Thursday 4th & Friday 5th, August 18.40

 

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th 20.25

 

 

For Solo Baritone Voice and Six Radios

 

The oversize score for Larvae features 33 white hexagonal flexagons which initially hide the musical material and hymenopterous words that the singer gradually uncovers throughout the performance and then uses to transform the landscape of white into a palette of colourful shapes. A metamorphosis not to be missed!

 

The making of this video has been kindly

supported by The Boltini Trust

 

Genesis

As a composer I am often very involved in the visual and theatrical aspects of the performances of my works. With some pieces, as for example with Larvae, I am interested in exploring the physical and visual potential of the musical score itself within the performance. I am delighted to be back for the fourth time at the festival with this short experimental work written and devised for Danny Standing. (C.K.)

 

 

Synopsis

For Solo Baritone Voice and Six Radios

 

The oversize score for Larvae features 33 white hexagonal flexagons which initially hide the musical material and hymenopterous words that the singer gradually uncovers throughout the performance and then uses to transform the landscape of white into a palette of colourful shapes. A metamorphosis not to be missed

 

Words & Music: Catherine Kontz


Performer: Danny Standing


 


Catherine Kontz: Words


 


After her PhD in Composition at Goldsmiths College, Catherine Kontz specialised in experimental music theatre (MiE, Neige, Electra, Salmon Stories). She has been commissioned for new works by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Rational Rec,


 


Chetham’s School of Music, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg and has had her works performed at prestigious festivals and venues in the UK and abroad including Spitalfields festival, Natural History Museum London, The Cutting Edge Series, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival and King’s Place. www.catherinekontz.com


 


Danny Standing: Baritone singer


 


Danny graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2010 where he studied with Omar Ebrahim and Hazel Wood. He is at home on both the stage and concert platform, but his specialism is contemporary music, and extended vocal techniques.


 


Danny will be continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in September on the Masters Programme.