The Look of the Thing is a site-responsive promenade performance piece that we have had the pleasure of making in response to some amazing venues. Surface to Air’s wonderful new building for Langford Primary School in London, the derelict basement of Shoreditch Town Hall, Wilton’s - Europe’s only surviving Grand Music Hall, 40 Clarence Mews (a family home / dance studio designed by Architect Ed Frith and choreographer Caroline Salem) and and the hidden backstage areas of Northern Stage in Newcastle.
As we reflect on the experience of responding to great spaces we’ll be posting images and sounds on this page. All images on this page are by Sarah Dixon and the musical team for all the versions of the project are Victoria Bernath (viola), Jonathan Eato (composition, sound design, saxophone / piano / electronics), Tom Adams (guitar), and Simon Goulding (bass). The audio for The Look of the Thing is mixed for our TlotT App and so works best on headphones.
[last updated 30 April 2014]
40 Clarence Mews
The trailer we made for the Clarence Mews version in Hackney features Helen Longworth (voice) performing text by Matt Morrison. The image in the player is of 40 Clarence Mews.