Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT)

Welcome to the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre

The Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT) is a national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of contemporary opera, music-based theatre and other related forms of sonic or multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners.

Recalling the End - Melancholy Artefacts

Tim Hopkins, CROMT Research Fellow in Experimental Music Theatre, explains his current research for a new music theatre piece.

the landscape may be a dead star

Where? Creativity Zone, Pevensey III, Room C7
When? Friday 13th May 2016, 14:30 - 18:30

About:
the landscape may be a dead star is a durational performance based on Heiner Muller’s Despoiled Shore, Medea Material and Landscape with Argonauts. The audience is invited to explore a deconstructed space where three individuals play, read, act, sing and more.

the landscape may be a dead star is an alive performance organism. It evolves as the performers receive tasks from a computational system that reacts to the audience’s presence and movement in the space.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre. It is devised by Thanos Polymeneas Liontiris (currently Phd candidate at University of Sussex), with the collaboration of Theresa Elflein, Nikos Antonopoulos, Arthur Leadbetter and M. Eugenia Demeglio.

Due to the nature of the performance the audience will be asked to access the space maximum 20 people at the time. Please be prepared to wait a little. Note that audience can enter and leave the performance space as they please throughout the whole duration of the performance.

 

 

"Anyone looking for signs of the next big thing in opera and new media should look to Sussex University’s Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT)."

The Musician (Musicians Union Journal), Spring 2015.