Laura Bowler’s new work Distance is a ground-breaking multimedia chamber piece tackling issues surrounding climate change, and is performed live by Soprano Juliet Fraser in London with the Talea Ensemble live streamed directly from New York.
Bowler has a growing reputation for creating socially and politically engaged work, including a new opera about violence on women at the Royal Opera House. Described by The Arts Desk as a “triple threat composer-performer-provocatrice”, in Distance she reimagines how we can collaborate internationally, and challenges audiences to think about their own carbon footprint. The piece is centred around flight, distance and how they both connect to our psychological distancing from our environment and how that affects people’s inability to act on climate change.
Bring your smartphone to participate!
DOORS OPEN AT 4.30pm
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes with no interval
Co-commissioned by Spitalfields Music with sound festival and Cheltenham International Festival of Music, with the support of the New Music Commission Fund, the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Hope Scott Trust and individual donors.
Photo by Colin Black