© 2019 by JASMIN KENT RODGMAN

CONTEMPORARY // LIVE PERFORMANCE

NEWMARKET KITE SYMPHONY // 

Dir. R.M. Sánchez-Camus

Newmarket Kite Symphony was led by artist & director Roberto Marcelo Sanchez-Camus, in collaboration with kite enthusiast and technologist Zachary de Santos, artist Paula Wilson and myself, supported by CPP Marketplace and the Arts Council England.

This collaborative arts and sports project included a public workshop series training participants in dual line kite ballet, as well as a final performance at the Newmarket Music Festival in July, 2017.

For full details of the project, click here

See the video below for highlights of the Newmarket Kite Symphony.

RECITATIONS //

for solo violin & loop pedals

 A Collaborative Project with violinist Alice Barron

Working with Alice Barron on Recitations has been an incredible collaborative effort. Her study of Carnatic violin traditions brought a new musical vocabulary to the work and opened up questions about the role of performer and (as) composer.

 

Another inspiration came from French poet Franck André Jamme’s collection of abstract seventeenth-century tantric art from Rajasthan, India. The vibrant hues and minimalist geometric shapes resonate uncannily with some modern twentieth century art, bringing together two cultures that are seemingly so far apart.

 

Combined, these inspirations led us to experiment with notation—traditional and painted score. The second half of Recitations couples pre-composed material with improvised sections accompanied by abstract shapes and colour. This allows the performer a chance to respond freely to the composer each time the work is performed; no one performance ever replicated, a continuous dialogue between the two. 

MISCH MASCH

for orchestra & narrator

Commissioned by the Arcola Theatre's current orchestra-in-residence, Basement Orchestra, premiered at Grimeborn Opera Festival, 2015 and performed at Secret Garden Party Festival, Misch Masch sets Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky to orchestra.

 

A feast for the ears and a riveting rendition of the 'slithy toves' complete with bird song, chanting, kazoos and a confetti parade!

RE: RITUAL // FOUR ROOMS

DIR. KITTY DALTON, LIA IKKOS

Four Rooms, directed by Lia Ikkos (Opera Viscera), is an homage to Quentin Tarantino's Four Rooms. As the Bell Boy moves from room to room, finds himself in increasingly odd circumstances. From a witches' coven to a murder scene...will this night of service never end??

Coordinating 4 rooms, co-directed with 3 other directors, Four Rooms brings traditional theatre, opera, dance and light installations together in one hilariously raucous night of theatre!

Scoring for the witches' coven room, RE: RITUAL, the Bell Boy stumbles upon 5 witches summoning their Goddess, if only they could find the fifth and final ingredient for the spell...

Four Rooms was premiered at the Last Refuge Theatre in Peckham.