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Music of the ‘Speare

Synopsis
A multi-media performance with flutist/vocalist Ellen Waterman, The Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) at the University of Guelph, and Video Artist Kenneth Doren who re-interpret existing adaptations of Shakespeare with improvised music and visuals. And in the Pouches in Mine Ear did Pour is ‘a delicate soundscape in which accordion, processed toys and electric guitars caress sweet and creepy vocals that hint at, but don’t actually speak Shakespeare’s words’. The Touches of Sweet Harmony draws on pop cultural references, romantic Shakespearean quotation and music cliches. Shahnn! Iburpmah is a comic re-enactment of a classic stage sword fight and Speare is an improvisational work danced and choreographed by Danielle McCulloch. The common parameter for each piece is time: each group is 7 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Multimedia
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2007
Duration
28 mins

Credits

Choreographer
Danielle McCulloch
Contributor
Kenneth Doren
Cast
Contemporary Music Ensemble 
Danielle McCulloch 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Subjects
Dance; Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multimedia productions

Notes

Notes
The four video clips may be accessed on the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare website - http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/multimedia/video/casp_remix.cfm (accessed 12/2007).
General
And in the Pouches of Mine Ear did Pour is informed by ELSENEUR (1995) by Robert Lepage. The Touches of Sweet Harmony is informed by HENRY V (1944), Shahnn!Iburpmah is informed by Moren Parker’s THE STRATFORD ADVENTURE (1954). All video-sources were re-edited by Kenneth Doren.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/multimedia/video/casp_remix.cfm

Online Retailer

Name

Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project

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