Ensemble BPM are proud to announce the brilliant performers that will be joining them for their production of Steve Reich’s video opera in April.
Incorporating live orchestra and singers, sampled audio, re-processed historical film and interviews with prescient cultural thinkers, Three Tales is a video opera that examines man’s deepening relationship with technology.
Joining Ensemble BPM on 22nd and 24th April will be the Ligeti Quartet (Patrick Dawkins, Phillip Granell, Richard Jones and Valerie Welbanks), percussionists Dave Burgoyne and Oliver Butterworth as well as vibraphone players Oliver Lowe and Tom Lee, and pianists Nathan Mercieca and Katherine Tinker.
The production will be presented in association with a conference at the Institute of Historical Research entitled Being Modern: Science and Culture in the early Twentieth Century. The first performance, on 22 April 2015, will mark the centenary of the first use of chemical weapons in warfare.
Ensemble BPM is only the second group to stage Three Tales since the work’s 2002 premiere. The production will be conducted by Artistic Director Nick Sutcliffe, directed by Matthew Eberhardt and produced by Amanda Carrick. It is supported by the London Science Museum, Arts Council England, Arts and Humanities Research Council – AHRC and The Hinrichsen Foundation.