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Three Tales by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot
22 April, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£12
Ensemble BPM presents Three Tales, a video opera exploring three momentous scientific events from the twentieth century that examines our deepening relationship with technology; the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin in 1937, nuclear bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in 1946–1958, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.
It features live orchestra and singers, sampled audio, re-processed historical film and interviews with prescient cultural thinkers to create an immersive piece of multimedia that examines technology’s growing dominance in society.
It was created by Grammy Award-winning composer Steve Reich – whose work has influenced countless artists and composers including John Adams, Brian Eno and Sufjan Stevens – and pioneering video artist Beryl Korot.
Ensemble BPM will be joined in performance by Synergy Vocals, the world-renowned vocal collective selected by Steve Reich to premiere the work in 2002, led by former Swingle Singer Micaela Haslam.
Ensemble BPM is only the second group to stage Three Tales since the work’s 2002 premiere. It’s showing at the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre for two nights only and also features a Q&A. Details of the speakers are to follow. Book early for this unique event as tickets are limited.