Electric Voice Theatre

Electric Voice Theatre announces upcoming on-line projects

Electric Voice Theatre (EVT) is an award-winning contemporary music theatre acappella ensemble based in England. As well as commissioning and creating cutting edge vocal music for theatrical performance, they participate in creative multi-disciplinary collaborations with diverse disciplines including science, visual arts, dance, rap, opera, electronics and computing. They are a company committed to promoting the work of women composers as well as that of the women scientists their music portrays. 

Thanks to help from an Emergency Response Fund set up by Arts Council England, EVT has announced today that they will be able to continue existing projects online and in doing so giving support to artists.

On Friday 8th May, Minerva Scientifica – Connections 2020 kicks the whole thing off with Echoes from Northamptonshirethat points up stories of STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths & Medicine) women from Northamptonshire, where the Festival would normally have been taking place.  First up is the story of Lilian Bader who overcame a disadvantaged background to become one of the first black women to serve in Britain’s Armed Forces. This will go on throughout the Brixworth Online Music Festival.

In 2017, EVT premiered the collaborative work, Scottish Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that featured six scientists from history told through the music of Scottish female composers ranging from the 18th to the 21st century.

EVT was also involved with Harmony Squared during the Arts Across Learning Festival in 2014 that was linked to the Great Tapestry of Scotland, which was on show at Aberdeen Art Gallery at the time. Workshops, aimed at Scottish P3-7 age bracket, were designed to create music directly from the tapestry panels, allowing participants to navigate a giant grid using a set of pre-determined rules with some incredible musical results.

From 8th to 17th May,more details will be released each day bringing pages, stories and pictures to explore and music to listen to. 

You can subscribe to Electric Voice Theatre’s newsletter via their website.

Irene Brown

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