Undersong places you at the meeting point between threads of music.
Voices weave amongst you and around the space, from a whispered duet to a screaming mob.
Nine singers build a vibrant language of a cappella music and movement as they bring to life a series of brand new compositions, which move between tender and expansive.
‘A visceral and life-affirming experience… it was possible to catch the reactions of the audience at the very heart of this performance: faces of wonder, of fear and of hilarity.’ – Bristol 24/7
‘Song erupts around you… it’s startling, moving and genuinely immersive.’ – Guardian on Verity Standen’s HUG
Venues across the city
11-20 May 2018
St Mark’s Church (Oval), London
5-9 June 2018,
Book tickets here
Commissioned by MAYK and Bristol Old Vic.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Previous development supported by Complicite, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Shoreditch Town Hall and The Point Eastleigh.
Composer: Verity Standen
Performers: Coco Mbassi, Dominie Hooper, Dominika Jarosz, Ellie Showering, Henry McGrath, Jannah Warlow, Kate Smith, Tom Penn & Verity Standen
Sound Designer: Jack Drewry
Movement Director: Laila Diallo
Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey
Dramaturg: John Norton
Costume Designer: Hannah Wolfe
Outside Eye: Tom Morris
Composing Mentor: Orlando Gough
‘Standen’s surprising, ingenious compositions force us to hear the human voice in ways not previously imagined.’ - Exeunt
Image: Undersong work-in-progress performance at Bristol Old Vic Ferment Fortnight, photo by Jack Offord.
Video: Undersong Trailer by Paul Blakemore.