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Exhibition Events

Melanie Pappenheim: Falling

26.7.2014
Neri di Bicci: The fall of the rebel angels with St Michael fighting the dragon, c.1480. Image courtesy the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Neri di Bicci: The fall of the rebel angels with St Michael fighting the dragon, c.1480. Image courtesy the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Neri di Bicci: The fall of the rebel angels with St Michael fighting the dragon, c.1480. Image courtesy the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

 

Melanie Pappenheim: Falling

Saturday 26 July 3pm & 7pm / Sunday 27 July 3pm & 5pm

Co-commissioned by IF: 2014 and MK Gallery.

Devised by performer Melanie Pappenheim and director Emma Bernard.

Free / Pre-booking essential via the IF: 2014 website

 

 

In a solo voice-theatre performance delivered within MK Gallery’s Cadences exhibition, acclaimed performer Melanie Pappenheim sings three uplifting songs about hitting the ground in a response to the themes of falling, destruction and gravity.


With staging by Emma Bernard and costume created by Deborah Thomas, this promises to be a musical and visual treat. Featured composers - Paul Clark: Coloro, Orlando Gough: Falling and Errollyn Wallen: Daedalus.

 

 

Melanie Pappenheim is a singer, composer and performer. Always interested in combining music with visual art, she has devised work with numerous leading multi-media groups including DV8 Physical Theatre, Lumiere & Son and The Shout. She appeared as the solo singer/actor in the award winning A Ring A Lamp A Thing at the Royal Opera House by playwright Caryl Churchill and composer Orlando Gough,  and also at the English National Opera as Elizabeth I in Dr Dee by Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris. Her voice has inspired many contemporary composers such as Gavin Bryars, Graham Fitkin and her longtime collaborator Jocelyn Pook – she was the soloist in Pook’s highly acclaimed Hearing Voices, directed by Emma Bernard, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London,  in December 2012 with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Melanie’s voice can be heard on countless TV and film scores including Gangs Of New York, Eyes Wide Shut and Dr Who - she was the soloist in the first ever Dr. Who Prom in 2008. She runs her own company Flam Productions with fellow singer Rebecca Askew, composes music for plays and radio drama and has created several sound installations with Echo City stalwart Giles Perring. Her first collaboration with Musarc was Sweet Dreams performed at St Sepulchre’s church in the City of London in July 2013.   

 

Milton Keynes International Festival 2014

July 2014

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