Reddit has proved to be a very useful source of research when it comes to gathering initial debate about prospective research projects. I recently posted on Reddit, in multiple different communities, sharing one of my current projects: an opera for … Continue reading The ‘Trans Opera’ debate
I recently gave a talk about my opera project at the 4th NEGEM 2022 Symposium. The symposium took place on the 23rd and 24th September in a hybrid format, and I had the pleasure of joining online (straight after a … Continue reading International Research Group at the Colégio Almada Negreiros, Lisbon
I have a supporting role in Tina Tenzi’s latest music video which is out now. The song is available on most streaming platforms. Below are some stills from the video. I remember filming this and I had no idea how … Continue reading I’m in another Music Video!
I’m pleased to find out that I received a high Distinction in my LAMDA level 3 Shakespeare Performance Exam. I performed scenes from Othello (Desdemona) and Richard III (Lady Anne). I also performed Sonnet 130. I’ve found Shakespeare acting quite … Continue reading Shakespeare Performance Exam: LAMDA
I recently gave a paper on my upcoming opera alongside collaborators Dr Jorge Balça (stage director, librettist) and Dr Rachel Hann (scenography, lighting) at the Festival D’Aix-en-Provence. For context, “the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is an annual international music festival which takes … Continue reading Presenting at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence!
I’ve just spent a few days in Northumbria workshopping the bone conduction headphones for my opera that I’m in the process of writing. I’m writing it in collaboration with a scenographer and librettist / stage director. The creation process is … Continue reading Opera Creation enoa lab #2 : bone conduction and staging
I’ve made another film with Macabre Pictures who are always great to work with. The film is called Little Black Dress and you can view the IMDB here. It was officially released 1st April 2022. IMDB Synopsis / blurb: A … Continue reading New Film: Little Black Dress
I have just spent a week workshopping my upcoming opera at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. The opera creation process has received support from the European Network of Opera Academies (enoa) and the Gulbenkian Foundation. You can read about … Continue reading Opera Creation enoa lab #1 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Yesterday, I took part in the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music Speech and Drama, Solo-Acting Shakespeare category/class. I came 3rd with Distinction with my performance of Othello Act 4 scene 3, Desdemona (the Willow scene). The competition was high in … Continue reading Performing Shakespeare & Competitive Festivals for Music Speech and Drama
I am please to announce that my team was selected by enoa for their Opera Creation Journey programme! For information about how we got this far, see the post about our initial presentation to the enoa panel here. I am … Continue reading I am writing another opera!
I’m not famous enough to call this a cameo, really, but nevertheless I’m really thrilled to say I make a small appearance in Topher Holland‘s latest music video for his song Papa Guede. The new music video is available on … Continue reading ‘Cameo’ in another Music Video
Two of my compositions, angustia (flute, violin, accordion and optional fixed-media electronics) and ‘We lived in the gaps between the stories.’ (graphic score for amplified accordion) features on Polish ensemble Layers‘ new album Grundestein! Below is the album cover with … Continue reading New CD: Grundestein by Layers
I can now announce that I have finally passed all components of my PCertLAM in Acting with Distinctions! I can put the letters ‘PCertLAM’ after my name now. *beam* Continue reading LAMDA: PCertLAM Acting (Distinction)
We’re in the throws of a Lockdown and I’ve just had the privilege of presenting a paper on a potential opera I hope to write along with two other collaborators: a librettist and a scenographer. The presentation was conducted online … Continue reading International Conference at La Monnaie De Munt
In this article, I unpack some of Bertolt Brecht’s theories. What follows is a discussion about the Alienation Effect, Epic Theatre, Gestus, Contradiction and Complex Seeing. I also explore what realism means and question how one can be ‘innovative’ today. … Continue reading Brechtian Acting & Realism