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

Hello new voicereel! Words for our time.

16 December 2020

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Straight Talking: Words to find your way in an unreal world Throughout this year, I have been converting a walk-in store cupboard in my house to a vocal booth where I can record voiceover. The room is at the end of the hallway. A white Victorian panell …

Poetry Recital, 12th December 2020, 17:00, Live on Zoom

3 December 2020

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Rhyme & Reason present RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW: a twilight celebration of seasonal verse for our times. Charge your glass (or mug!) with your favourite wee dram, and join us on Zoom as we share poems of solace and celebration. From Shakes …

Online music concert inspires article for The Phycologist, No.99, Autumn 2020

30 October 2020

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In Lockdown 1, I collaborated with the Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M) to create a relaxed concert to reach out to their audience amidst the height of the pandemic. Blending music, painting, botany, poetry and film, Time was away and somewhere …

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

31 July 2020

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Song and seaweed. They are not what you’d call naturally occurring. However, in my world they have occurred twice. They first came together in BurtonNitta’s, The Algae Opera (2011), where I created the role of Evalga, the algae opera singer who produce …

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

22 July 2020

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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

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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

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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 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


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

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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 …