Rich Mix, London
World premiere of REPLICA by Edward Jessen for the Spitalfields Summer Festival.
Three dialogues. Three moments of spaciousness.
Intimate dialogues from three literary sensations provide the starting point for REPLICA, Edward Jessen’s visually sumptuous experimental music-theatre work for recorder quintet Consortium5 and the voices of tenor John Potter and soprano Peyee Chen. Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley and Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain, all of which became international cinematic successes for the late film director Anthony Minghella, each feature delicate, transcendent moments where seemingly simple actions and words expose the complex frailty and emotional resilience of human nature. REPLICA unfurls these theatrically-rich layers in a stunning aural and visual realisation.
Edward Jessen composer
Dominic Murcott sound designer
Peyee Chen soprano
John Potter tenor
Patrick Donohue visualisation
Concerts start 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. More information about the program can be found here.