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Sharing performance practice, creative life hacks and tiny moments of whimsy…

Songbooks and Seaweed: Learnings from creating in an unknown world.

31 July 2020

#dr-margery-knight, performancepractice, lockdown

Time was away and somewhere else received its YouTube premiere on 5 June 2020. This audio-visual work brings to life 5 paintings in the VG&M collection through the medium of a relaxed music concert. Created during lockdown, below I share insights o …

A playlist to soothe and inspire, as featured in The Simple Things magazine

22 July 2020

#news, whimsy, lockdown

I created a mix tape. It’s for whoever finds it and feels attracted to its playfulness. Those moments where genres bend, blend and juxtapose to… Words that soothe. Beats that groove. Tunes that propose a shimmy. Dare a toe tap. Invite a finger click. I …

Time was away and somewhere else… Friday 5 June 2020, YouTube premiere at 15:00

5 June 2020

#dr-margery-knight, news, lockdown

Culture Bite Concert Series, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool The University of Liverpool’s Department of Music and the VG&M present a new way of enjoying  ‘Relaxed Concerts’ from the comfort of your own home.  On the first Friday of each mon …

At Home with Dr. Margery Knight: An imagined conversation. Victoria Gallery and Museum, Friday 15 May 2020, online performance at 6.45pm

15 May 2020

#dr-margery-knight, news, lockdown

LightNight is Liverpool’s free one-night arts festival where over 100 organisations open their doors to share world-class culture in the form of events, performances, talk and workshops. This year the festival has gone online. The theme is HOME which h …

Late night specials at the RA

26 November 2019

#the-algae-opera

The Algae Opera was presented in London as part of the RA Lates: Deep Earth on 23 November 2019. For those that ‘dined’ with us, here’s a reminder as to the late-night specials sampled… BurtonNitta’s The Algae Opera is a performance art piece in the gu …

Made for life

19 November 2019

#the-algae-opera

Just what can the castrati tradition reveal about the algae opera singer? Meet the protagonist of The Algae Opera, Evalga… When I was 12, mum and dad bought me a hard-backed shiny book about classical music.  I think it had a picture of James Galway …

The alternative entrance to Narnia

18 November 2019

#performancepractice, the-algae-opera

The six steps to creating an operatic character. The Algae Opera is a micro-opera that required the creation of a character living in a future world.  Rather than rocking up to the rehearsal to scour the score for clues, we built the future state and c …

Sitting next to the future

18 November 2019

#the-algae-opera

How can an opera singer become the producer of a future food? Explore, The Algae Opera, where song is a tasty experience. Carmen clicked her castanets to seduce. Dido drank a vile of poison to nobly end her life. Charlotte kept letters to remind her of …

The Algae Opera: Live performance at RA Lates: Deep Earth, Saturday 23 November 2019, 19:00 – 23:00

13 November 2019

#news, the-algae-opera

Part of the Antony Gormley event programme, this epic RA Lates invites you to experience nature reinterpreted through earthly intervention, performances and soundscapes across the RA’s two-acre campus. BurtonNitta’s The Algae Opera will be performed in …

Without genre

19 September 2019

#new-organs-of-creation, performancepractice

BurtonNitta’s ‘New Organs of Creation’ was first presented at The Science Gallery’s 2019 exhibition, ‘Spare Parts.’ in London. The performance aspect of the project received its world premiere on the 8 May 2019 in the Science Gallery Theatre. Read on t …