July 4th, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London: Nothing Like The Sun
Another chance to see the Shakespeare sonnets project commissioned by The Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North as part of the Complete Works Festival in 2007. As well as original composition by Gavin Bryars, the performance includes Shakespear settings by guest composers Mira Calix, Anthony Hegarty, Natalie Merchant, Alex Blanescu and Gavin Friday.
Deborah Shaw, the director of the Complete Works Festival, comments:
'This is the ideal project for the RSC to collaborate with Opera North on and as curator, Gavin Bryars has brought together an inspired mix of artists who deliver a truly original take on some of the greatest poetry ever written'
July 11th, Loop Festival, Brighton: Natures Live
A collaborative effort between Mira Calix and video artist Quayola, Natures is a video installation featuring the cellist Oliver Coates. Natures was originally commissioned by the Faster Than Sound Festival and the artists have gone on to perform it live, most recently at the Nemo Festival in Paris. Here, the trio will be performing as part of Brighton's Loop Festival, alongside Squarepusher and others. Win tickets for the event on the Warp newsletter going this week...