Permission to Speak - Chamber Made
This collaboration between Chamber Made Artistic Director and performance maker Tamara Saulwick and composer Kate Neal pairs contemporary performance with musical composition. Musings, diatribes, recollections and hindsight find voice as four performer– vocalists are fused in choral counterpoint with an assembly of pre-recorded voices to
construct a revealing portrait of what is often left unspoken. The work premiered in 2016 to critical and audience acclaim.
Winner ‘State Award for Performance of the Year’ APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2017
Nominated ‘Choral Work of the Year’ APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2017
Nominated ‘Sound Performance’ in Contemporary and Experimental Performance category Green Room Association Awards 2016.
Running time 60 mins. Some coars language, recommended for ages 12+
“THE INTERWEAVING HARMONIES COMPOSED BY KATE NEAL ARE SO BEAUTIFUL, SO DELICATE, THAT IT FEELS LIKE SUCH A PRIVILEGE TO WITNESS THE CREATION OF THIS SOUND ON STAGE … PERFORMED WITH A STYLISED SIMPLICITY THAT IN NO WAY DIMINISHES COMPLEXITY, THIS PIECE IS A SOFT JOY, A CATHARSIS, AN HONEST ACT OF CONNECTING. Theatre People