Undersong

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.

‘One of the most extraordinary pieces of performance I’ve ever seen. Within the mass of sound, each voice takes its own choreographed path around the space. You lose people, and find them again.’ - Exeunt

‘Undersong is truly transformative’ - Miro Magazine

‘A visceral and life-affirming experience’ - Bristol 24/7

Undersong is available for touring around the UK and internationally from late 2019. For more information please contact veritystandenprojects@gmail.com

Produced by Verity Standen Projects in association with MAYK.
Commissioned by MAYK, Bristol Old Vic and Ovalhouse. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Previous development supported by Complicite, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Shoreditch Town Hall and The Point Eastleigh.


Undersong premiered in 2018:

Mayfest, Bristol
Venues across the city
11-20 May

St Mark’s Church, London
With Ovalhouse
5-9 June

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 Advisor: Hannah Wolfe

Outside Eye: Tom Morris

Composing Mentor: Orlando Gough

Image: Undersong in performance at St George’s Bristol as part of Mayfest 2018, photo by Paul Blakemore.

Video: Undersong Trailer by Paul Blakemore.