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Pass The Spoon Media Call @ Traverse 26th April!

Calling all tweeters, bloggers, snappers, flipcamers and social media addicts.

You are invited to take photos*, film footage & audio recordings of rehearsals of Pass The Spoon on Thursday 26th April from 3pm at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

This is an exclusive opportunity to photograph, film amd tweet / blog live from rehearsals for one of the most acclaimed shows of 2011, ahead of new London & Edinburgh dates. This will be a unique chance to sit in on music and text rehearsals, plus put your questions to the company including director Nicholas Bone, composer David Fennessy, conductor Oliver Gooch and Red Note Ensemble.

Pass The Spoon is the critically acclaimed ‘sort of’ opera from Magnetic North, written by David Shrigley and directed by Nicholas Bone, with music composed by David Fennessy and performed live by Red Note Ensemble. Following a sell-out premiere at Tramway, Glasgow in 2011, Pass The Spoon is back at Traverse and a London premiere at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

You can see what everyone else is saying about the production and tweet yourself using the hashtag #passthespoon, tagging @magnorththeatre @rednoteensemble

Places are limited so if you would like to attend please register in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Wednesday 25th April. Please be at Traverse by 2.45pm for a 3pm start. Open rehearsals will run from 3pm – 4.15pm; there will then be a short break and the Q&A session will begin at 5pm.

*Please note, no flash photography

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Some materials

Some books referred to while working on my Walking project as part of Rough Mix

Wildwood - A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin (London, Penguin, 2008)

The Pocket Book of Poems and Songs for the Open Air ed. Edward Thomas (London, Jonathan Cape, 1950)

The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry Garrard (London, Picador, 2001)

One Green Field by Edward Thomas (London, Penguin, 2009)

No Such Thing As Silence - John Cage's 4'33" by Kyle Gann (New Haven/London, Yale University Press, 2010)

Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes, trans Richard Howard (London, Flamingo, 1981)

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby (London, Secker and Warburg, 1958)

The Rings of Saturn by W.G.Sebald, trans Michael Hulse  (London, Harvill, 1998)

Rauschenberg ed. Wingate and Florido (New York/London, Prestel, 2010)

Collins Gem Trees by Alaistair Fitter and David More (London, Collins, 1980)
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Ros Steen : thinking about voice....

During these two great weeks I've been aware that while I have managed conversations with some of you and 'soundings' from others, there hasn't been time within our packed schedule to allow for the reflective discussion which would normally form part of the voice process. Also, some of you have asked how you might continue with the work having found an 'opening' through it. Tomorrow we will be caught up in working towards the showing and later we'll disperse, so I just want to say I'd be keen to continue the dialogue at any point, now or at a future date. Should you have anything to reflect back to me which might inform the usefulness - or otherwise - of having this voice work in the Rough Mix project, or any other thoughts or observations, I'd be most grateful to have them.

Looking forward to our last session!

 

 

 
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The tree from our window

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Lynda Radley - Rough Mix Experiences

We are half way through the second week of the wonderful Rough Mix Process and, until now, I've been sweeping the rest of my life and other projects under a big carpet in my head. However, certain creatures are beginning to creep out. So, as I write this I'm keeping these distracting thoughts at bay.

However, I know that as soon as I enter any of the studios in Dance Base -be it to work on Viewpoints, or Voice or on any of the projects being developed- I'm gently immersed in a generous and absorbing process that allows me to 'just be' in the present moment in a way that I often find difficult within my own writing process. I'm hoping that I'll be able to take some of that feeling with me after the week is through.

I've been working on a new script and idea that is in the very early stages. Some of things that I've discovered are:

  • that working with Voice can be a great aid to dramaturgy

  • that thinking about Viewpoints can move the relationships between the characters to unexpected places

  • that there is nothing better than working with generous actors

  • that string has a million uses!


Like Nick, I've been struck by the connections between projects and processes. I look forward to seeing how things knit together.
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Guest - J. Sharp Taking A Walk
07 September 2014
Very much enjoyed your show at the Brunton Theatre last night and the silent walk to start was an excellent addition, creating the perfect atmosphere....