We are thrilled to be working on a new Unlimited commission with The British Paraorchestra and Goldfrapp's Will Gregory. The Nature of Why will premiere at Mayfest 2018. We are currently at the R&D phase of this project.
The British Paraorchestra is the world's first large-scale professional ensemble of disabled musicians, a boundary-breaking outfit that is unlike any orchestra you've seen or heard. Their mission is to perform phenomenal music that captivates an audience, pushing the artform and proving beyond a doubt that disability is no barrier to talent.
The Nature of Why will be a music performance piece devised by Paraorchestra musicians with Goldfrapp's Will Gregory. The brief is for a long-form composition with an added dimension. For the first time, Will's music will be crafted to be danced to as well as played. Partnering with a six-person integrated dance company, this is the perfect evolution for Paraorchestra's unorthodox approach. Will's trademark electronic soundscapes, plangent melodies and obsessive rhythms will provide the perfect vehicle, both for the Paraorchestra's strange and hypnotically-eclectic line-up, and for a brace of dancers.
The Nature of Why will premiere at Mayfest 2018.
If you would like to find out more about The Nature of Why, drop Matthew a line.