by Kim Moore & Nicholas Bone
A new piece of music-theatre for 12-16 year olds
Lost in Music is a new music-theatre piece for families and young audiences being created by composer Kim Moore and director Nicholas Bone. It is being developed in collaboration with Imaginate and Platform with support from Creative Scotland and PRS For Music Foundation. Using the myth of Orpheus as its spine, it will be built around interviews with children and adults about what music means to them.
Lost in Music will explore the power of music and its connection to the individual. Music is an incredibly strong part of how we see ourselves and how we relate to the wider world; the music we discover in our adolescence often stays with us for the rest of our lives. From about the age of 11, we start to develop our own taste in music, forming strong attachments to certain styles or particular pieces which are often closely tied up with a burgeoning sense of individual identity. The text is being created using material drawn from interviews with young people between the ages of 12 and 16 about the importance of music in their lives.
Lost in Music playlist: some of the young people we're working with have contributed to a Spotify playlist - you can listen to it below. If you have Spotify you can join in as well - listen to the last track on the playlist and then click here to open Spotify and add a song of your own choice for the next person to listen to.
Lost in Music will have a work-in-progress showing at the Traverse Theatre as part of the 2017 Edinburgh International Children's Festival on 30th May.