Horse Whisperer

Participants: Jimi Maffei, Max Syed-Tollan, Rachel Currie, Robbie Lucas, Virginia Izquierdo

Series: Festival of New, Open Space

Ideas explored: developing new work, digital art

Presented here in an early stage of development, the new opera tentatively entitled ‘Planctae’ will eventually take the form of a website on which the piece endlessly loops.

At the Festival of New, audiences had the opportunity to hear instrumental arrangements that will feature in this work performed by a woodwind trio – as well as discussion from composer Max Syed-Tollan regarding the conceptual underpinning of the opera, how the group’s recent residency at Snape built on this, and what the final outcome might look like.

So far the music has been released on cassette on the GLARC label.