Interactive Broadcast

20:15-21:15, Friday 11th September 2020

Watch the broadcast below

 

Music: Laura Reid

Words: Christine Aziz

 

The divine feminine powerfully manifests as Isis, the Ancient Egyptian goddess of love. Searching for her murdered husband, she expresses the sorrow and longing of all women whose loved ones have disappeared in conflict and oppressive regimes. Imaginary Opera presents a debut libretto by Christine Aziz. Blending electronica and contemporary music by Laura Reid with ancient forms magically transforming myth into a narrative for today.

 

Imaginary Opera presents an online animation and short film featuring music and text adapted from an original poem by Christine Aziz, Song of Isis. The Ancient Goddess Isis is known as Mother of the Gods and is the precursor of Aphrodite, Demeter and Mary. She brought harvests, was a patron of magic, nature and healing, protected the dead and empowered women with love and kindness.

 

Women around the world have been searching for their ‘disappeared’ for years – Iraq, Lebanon, Rwanda, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Argentina, Chile, the ‘half widows’ of Nepal. The story of Isis expresses their sorrow in a passionate lament – a journey of seeking fuelled by love and grief.

 

Isis may belong to an ancient world, but she continues to embody the strengths of the feminine and capacity to love and feel deeply. She reminds us too, that love and grief need to be fully expressed before we can heal, renew and reconnect.

 

This work will be used as a taster, and an introduction for the live version to be presented next year. The initial broadcast included a Q&A with the creative team, and was available for 28 days after broadcast.

 

All ages (mostly adults)

 

Produced by Imaginary Opera

 

 

Venue: Interactive Broadcast.

 

 

 

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Coverage in Dorset Magazine: www.pressreader.com/article/281599537732721

 

Podcast featuring Laura Reid: https://musicherstorypod.wixsite.com/herstory/podcast/episode/c25f570c/episode-16-creativity-and-empowerment

 

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

 

On the same day:

Words: Christine Aziz Music: Laura Reid Animation: Martha King Lead Vocals Séeverine Howell – Meri Additional vocals Josephine Robson Violin: Fenella Humphreys Violin Photography: Jenny Matthews and Chris Aziz Filmography: Tariq Aziz Consultant Producer: Angharad Cooper Marketing: Poppy Langdon

Words: Christine Aziz

Music: Laura Reid

Animation: Martha King

Lead Vocals: Sèverine Howell-Meri

Additional Vocals: Josephine Robson, Saoussen Ben Cheik, Thalia Kany

Violin: Fenella Humphreys

Photography: Jenny Matthews and Chris Aziz

Filmography: Tariq Aziz

Consultant Producer: Angharad Cooper

Marketing: Poppy Langdon

Line Drawing: Amy Reid

Mentoring: Gweneth-Ann Rand

With thanks to Jonathon Digby for his sound advice, and Gerard Fletcher for remote studio recording.