by Kim Moore & Nicholas Bone
A new piece of music-theatre for 11-16 year olds
My 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.
My 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 libretto will be created using material drawn from interviews with young people between the ages of 11 and 16 about the importance of music in their lives. Using the approach of verbatim theatre, the libretto will weave together this material with the story of Orpheus – a primal myth of the power of music.