20:45-21:45, Thursday 8th August 2019
Music: Karen Wimhurst
Words: Found text, arranged by Karen Wimhurst
Vinyl crackles… a locked groove… the breaking of plastic waves. In an attic of bubblewrap, the story of our synthetic world is unpacked. 1907; an era brimming with bakelite excitement dawns; the end of poverty and exploiting our natural world… no need for ivory… a glorious democracy built with this material of endless forms. The polymer parade begins; the scintillation of cellophane, advertising and consumerism takes hold; easy wipe clean living, the immorality of single use throwaways.
Synthetica is a fractured sung narrative exploring the Midas touch of our times… so much made possible within the heartbeat of environmental catastrophe.
Produced by MoDiP AUB
Also on the same day
Composer: Karen Wimhurst
Director: Katharine Piercey
Costume: Paige Gregory & Sandra Philips
Sound Production: Ed Bersey
Soprano: Brittany Soriano
Trumpet: Elaine Close
Vinyl: Ole Rudd
Voice Overs: Fraser Wilson