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Sitting next to the future

18 November 2019

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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

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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 …

Poetry Recital: Heritage on 12 October 2019 at 15:00

7 September 2019

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How beautiful the London air, how calm and unalarming. Oh come and take a stroll with me and do not fear to stumble.” John Betjeman Come join us for an afternoon of poetry at Bow Church to celebrate their 700th anniversary and to dwell in stanzas for a …

Radio 4: Tongue & Talk on 9 June at 16:30 and 15 June at 23:30

6 June 2019

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Tongue and Talk: Episode 2 – Isle of Man Explore the voices of Manx dialect and language speakers, whose words are influenced by the Celts and the Norsemen. Actor and writer, Catherine Harvey, returns to her Manx roots to share the work of T E Brown, w …

Feeling Good

20 May 2019

#whimsy

Nina Simone pops up in the most surprising of places. This morning she was the voice of Muller yoghurt during the ad breaks of the Jeremy Kyle show. This afternoon she is the voice of salvation as Jack Dickinson’s coffin is carried down the aisle of St …

Can a singer help bridge a divided nation?

2 May 2019

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BurtonNitta’s ‘New Organs of Creation’ receives its world premiere on the 8 May 2019 at the Science Gallery, London. Read on to understand what their approach means for the evolution of song and performance practice. Song unites. When the opening chord …

World premiere of ‘New Organs of Creation’ at The Science Gallery, London

29 April 2019

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What might an anthem composed for the future of ‘Britain’s divided nation’ sound like? New Organs of Creation is the latest interdisciplinary project from BurtonNitta. Crossing science, art, performance, music and technology, it explores how the human …

The Algae Opera at Centre Pompidou, Paris

1 February 2019

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Burton Nitta’s The Algae Opera was presented as part of the ‘La Fabrique du Vivant’ exhibition at Galerie 4, Centre Pompidou, from 20 February – 15 April 2019. ‘La Fabrique du Vivant’ [The Factory of Life] examined how the concept of nature is changed …

James Wishart’s 23 Songs for a Madwoman, 3 November, Liverpool Philharmonic, Ensemble 1010

28 October 2018

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“James Wishart’s madwoman just won’t behave” (RLPO). Not even if you ask her nicely. With a disregard for failure and society, join me, the madwoman, Clark Rundell and RLPO’s Ensemble 1010 for our third performance of this remarkable work.