Concert Theatre began life as a project for my MMus course at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM). I created a performance by combining a play by Sarah Kane – 4.48 Psychosis – with music for piano by Webern and Gibbons, focussing in particular on themes of sanity and insanity. As a pianist, I performed side-by-side with actors on the same stage. Since the music and the play were not directly choreographed or composed for each other, each provided a distinct and independent language of its own and I felt that the collisions between these two languages could inspire the audiences to experience fresh perspectives on both works.
I then moved on to the PhD programme at the RAM, during the PhD study, I have produced two full productions Sonata Movements and Kiss of the Earth. I am currently working on immersive projects, The Tenant, based on Anne Brontë’s ‘Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ and Scriabin’s 24 Preludes, Mozart’s sonata for piano and violin K. 378, and Brahms’ Rhapsody Op. 79 and Die Schöne Müllerin based on Schubert’s song cycle and its historical scenes.
Please visit www.concerttheatre.org.uk to learn more about my Concert Theatre projects.