Festival 2022

Laura Bowler’s Distance, ft. Juliet Fraser & Talea Ensemble

9 July 5pm (2022)

Rich Mix

“...brilliantly imaginative, deeply compelling…

The Scotman    *****

PRICE: £20

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Photo by Robin Clewley


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!

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

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Venue information

Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA
United Kingdom

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