Performance Practice

Made for life

19 November 2019

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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 …

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 …

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 …