A New Immersive Musical Theatre Experience IN CLOUDS Makes World Premiere Next Week
Led by director and co-composer Peter Power, In Clouds sees an award-winning group of artists come together to create a unique site-specific piece in Triskel Christchurch from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. This new immersive musical theatre experience invites the audience alongside the artists, to examine the human struggle to encompass and understand scientific theory, natural phenomena and human behaviour.
In Clouds ventures off course into a new musical world, which asks us to find comfort in a place of unknowns where we can abandon the notions of the clock for the cloud. Written for piano, organ, clarinet and choir, with live-processed electronics, the music explores the scale of the acoustic piano sound, framed by immersive electronics and the instrument of the human voice.
Watch the trailer below:
"This project has been a sort of fevered dream," says director and co-composer Peter Power, "the quality of collaborators I have had the opportunity to work with constantly making me laugh out loud in excitement. For one weekend, we take over Christchurch in the Triskel Arts Centre and transform the space for 'In Clouds', and we couldn't be more proud or excited."
Specially commissioned by Triskel Arts Centre and Cork Midsummer Festival to celebrate 40 years of Triskel, In Clouds blends original composition by Power and co-composer Michael Gallen, text by novelist Sara Baume, choral experimentation by the contemporary ensemble Tonnta led by Robbie Blake, choreography/dance by Stephanie Dufresne, and an audio visual installation by Sarah Jane Shiels and David Mathúna.
Experience this stunning collaboration at the Triskel Christchurch, June 15-17 (preview 14 June).
Tickets €22; concession €18; previews €15 are available now from the Cork Midsummer Festival Box Office, or online at corkmidsummer.com