St Alphages Ruins, The Gardens at London Wall Place, 1pm
See extracts of a brand new opera written and performed by musicians from Guildhall School of Music and Drama -
Based on real accounts of psychotic illnesses and mood disorders, the piece draws upon our relationship towards delusions and hallucinations.
“The historical relationship between a composer and librettist has always been a subject of active interest. For this opera, the text and music were written by the same person whilst two different states of mind, during and after delusions respectively. Like the condition, the music is episodic and like the episodes, the text is unreserved. There are no main characters, no good or bad guys, just you and the voices. Let yourself be schizophrenic, just for five minutes.”
– Matt Geer, Composer and Librettist
Please note, this performance contains references to suicide and schizophrenia which may be triggering to some audiences.
Image by Emily Davis.