by Kim Moore and Nicholas Bone
New music-theatre for young adults
Lost in Music is a new music-theatre piece for young adults and their families being created by composer Kim Moore and director/writer Nicholas Bone. It is being developed in collaboration with Imaginate, Platform and North Edinburgh Arts. Using the story of Orpheus and Eurydice as its spine, it is built around interviews with young people about what music means to them. Featuring live music performed by a multi-talented ensemble including Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells), Claire Willoughby, Emily Phillips and Jill O'Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop), Lost in Music will premiere in Fabruary 2019.
Lost in Music explores 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 the age of 12 or so, 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.
Lost in Music was given a work-in-progress showing at the Traverse Theatre as part of the 2017 Edinburgh International Children's Festival - photos of rehearsals by Mihaela Bodlovic.