A Song For Ella Grey

Opening September 2017

 

First sounds of Ella Grey on Soundcloud

 

Directed by Lorne Campbell, Adapted to stage by David Almond.

 

My very own Orpheus. A geordie nonetheless <3

 

 

 

METROPOLIS at GLASTONBURY

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The Old Police House will soon release details of several films to be soundtracked live, including METROPOLIS at Glastonbury, at the Pilton Palais Cinema Tent, to be introduced by Tilda Swinton.

Have a listen to snippets of our former recording in January here>>>

METROPOLIS LIVE

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VESSEL Music online

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Music commissioned by Company Of Others for Rambert Dance Company, 2016

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A Song For Ella Grey

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I’m working on an adaptation of David Almond’s novel ‘A Song for Ella Grey’, composing and performing new music with young people from across the north east. Directed by the brilliant Lorne Campbell, a production for Northern Stage.

More updates to follow

NO BORDERS with BSO

NO BORDERS

We are all citizens of the world. We all belong. My home is your home. Your home is mine too.

#NO BORDERS

Working with Bradford Scratch Orchestra and singers
Come join in, compose music as a new orchestra to perform.

Two performances in May confirmed

email mariam@rezaei.co.uk for more details

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CITIZEN **** review

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WE did it gals!

FOUR STARS
Thank you Imogen Rowe!

Venue: Traverse Theatre
Company: plan B
Production: Chrissie Ardill (Choreographer) Mariam Rezaei (Composer) Karen Tennent (Designer) Simon Wilkinson (Lighting Designer) Ritchie Young (Sound Design) G McDermott (Lighting Technician) Niall Black (Production Manager) Mike Griffiths (Producer)
Performers: Katie Armstrong, Robyn Byrne, Ailish Maher, Kirsty Pollock, Mariam Rezaei
Running time: 60mins
Whether you know what it is to move from what you call home into the big, strange, wide world, or whether you have lived in one place all your life, plan B’s acute rumination on what it means to start a new life in a new place is deeply thought-provoking.

For two nights, Citizen will call Traverse 1 its home as the performance contemplates what that means, and how we deal with the process of becoming one with the place we live.

All over the world people migrate, emigrate and choose to settle in a place not their native home – but how long is it until the notion of home shifts and we accept that we are not merely citizens of our new chosen location? How long does it take for us to find a home in a place that isn’t where it used to be?

The majority of this uncannily perceptive performance is dance and physical theatre, beautifully choreographed by Chrissie Ardill, returning to plan B as guest choreographer after having performed with the company.

The dance is interspersed with spoken word; letters home to Mum, feelingly spoken and shared between the performers, each tackling a different aspect of navigating their new homes. The words may be euphemistic, but the movement is brutally honest and shows the uncomfortable, unglamorous difficulties of building a life in a new place.

It is refreshing to see and hear an unashamed contemplation of something that, although on the surface may be exciting and glamorous, in reality is also trying and frightening. The progression of the piece poses deep questions and exposes raw emotions, often questioning whether ‘foreigners’ will be accepted despite their best efforts to fit in. It is poignant in these times of endangered liberty.

The piece is underscored by live music from Mariam Rezaei which adds to the hauntingly beautiful, lonely quality it has. The ensemble work is second to none and the movement is exquisite. This is a skilfully crafted work that explores intention, aspiration, identity and belonging, and discovers the gaps in between.

http://www.edinburghguide.com/reviews/dance/citizentraversetheatrereview-17844

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in preparation for SWARM #1

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SWARM #1

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CITIZEN – PLAN B tour

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Citizen has been choreographed by the very talented Chrissie Ardill, with designs by long-time plan B collaborator Karen Tennent and new music being composed by Mariam Rezaei.

The new production is an exploration of global migration and what happens when we arrive in new destinations. People leave places, sometimes by choice, sometimes because they have to. Where do they go and how do they fit in? What are the barriers and who put them there? What happens when cultures collide? Does anybody listen? Is it easier to hide away?

Citizen will be a darkly humorous look at how we bring our identity with us wherever we go. It will be touring in March and April 2017. If you would like further information, or would like to book the show for your venue please contact:

Nick Fearne – nick.fearne@planbcreative.org
Mike Griffiths – mike@brunstaneproductions.co.uk

March 2017 Tour

17 & 18 Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 01312 228 1404 www.traverse.co.uk

21 Paisley Arts Centre 0300 300 1210 www.renfrewshireleisure.com/arts

23 SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye 01471 844207 www.seall.co.uk

28 Theatre Royal, Dumfries 01387 253383 www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

30 FTH Falkirk 01324 506850 www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/venues/fth/

1 April Ardross Community Hall 01349 880591 www.ardrosscommunityhall.ticketsource.co.uk

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