Sunday 2 June 2019, 7.30pm
Metapraxis returns to Cafe OTO to celebrate their 10th birthday with an one-off EXTENDED performance of the Winter Journey project, accompanied by invited guest musicians and artists!
‘A young refugee on a boat stranded in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, is reading what's left from an old diary: remembering/re-learning his/her own life story.’
The Winter Journey is an audiovisual collage, taking place in a boat: parts of Schubert's Winterreise and notions from Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape tie a knot around refugee memories in their displacement travel to the unknown, and Winterreise-inspired artworks by artist Pip Woolf. Floating around them, you will find recently composed works (Christopher Fox, Scott McLaughlin, Naomi Pinnock and more) for vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, voices and instruments, and... mobile phones (YOU will also need one)!
As part of this project, we are fundraising for the refugee-supporting charities THREE PEAS, Big Leaf Foundation and Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees.
Learn more: http://metapraxisensemble.com/winter-journey
The Metapraxis Ensemble is a London-based, flexible group of musicians and collaborators, established in early 2009. Our events focus on presenting contemporary music, often in conjunction with compositions from older eras, structured around a certain narrative, and reinforced by extra-musical elements. Building on collaborations, and allowing some sort of theatrical elements to emerge, our projects are presented as single units, often featuring video projections, movement, text reading and staging / lighting effects.
Metapraxis events have been produced in venues all over London, such as at LSO St Lukes, Cafe OTO, IKLECTIK, TripSpace, The Space, The Cockpit, Omnibus, Chelsea & Blue Elephant theatres, as well as at educational institutions (Brunel, Goldsmiths, Guildhall, Huddersfield, Leeds, etc). Support has been generously provided by the Arts Council England and Hinrichsen Foundation.