Line-up //Opti (Airflex Labs - Lyon, France)
/Timberbrit: a dark electronic Britney Spears fantasy (Jacob Cooper)
/Here [in circles] for soprano, ensemble and tape recorder (Michel van der Aa)
/new work for disused factory (Kate Whitley)
/Carmen Elektra DJs
Carmen Elektra: Opera Underground
...the electronic opera club night comes to London...
Carmen Elektra: Opera Underground stage short, experimental operas in clubs and alternative venues, alongside DJ sets and other surprises. Drawing on the sensory immersiveness of club events and the narrative force of modern opera, Carmen Elektra events bridge the gap between cutting-edge theatre, new music and club culture.
"tragic electronically fuelled slo-mo musical meltdown"
//Carmen Elektra 4// features the European premiere of Jacob Cooper's Timberbrit: a 55-minute electronic opera which re-imagines a fictionalised Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as doomed lovers, pulled into the surreal tragedy of Britney's celebrated victimhood, the horrifying consequences of her mythic status as the 'real' fallen diva, all unfolding onstage at an ominous 'final concert'.
New York composer Jacob Cooper used the experimental process of 'time-stretching' to transform Britney/Justin songs into music of fascinating intensity, at once frighteningly strange and eerily familiar. Wrapped in heavy instrumental and electronic textures which as much recall ambient electronica and the dream-like soundtracks of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti as they do contemporary avant-garde music, Timberbrit blurs the boundaries between live and recorded music, reality and performance.
+ a headline set from Opti [future garage, glitch hop, bass]
+ a new work written specially for the venue by Kate Whitley
+ sets from Carmen Elektra's resident DJs and composers
(Doors 8pm, live music/theatre from 9pm)
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