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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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

The measure of things

The Measure of Things – A song recital with a plot twist

29 July 2018

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Schubert song has been a faithful companion to me since my twenties. As I have evolved as an artist, his songs have at times challenged, consoled and guided. From the self-esteem struggles of the Young Nun through to the futility of consumerism in the King of Thule, I have become convinced that his songs hold wisdoms that can help us navigate this new renaissance we are living in.

The occasional poet

The Occasional Poet: Poetry Recital at Dr Johnson’s House, London

18 July 2018

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Join us for an evening exploring words and the art of writing in the historic house where Dr Samuel Johnson penned his famous Dictionary. Poetry performance group Rhyme & Reason share works by classic and contemporary poets, from Johnson himself to Jacques Prévert, Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.