An intricate homage to the human voice.
Step inside polyphony, an immersive audio installation composed from the weaving and splicing of conversations with people across the country.
How many times have you cleared your throat today?
Has your voice ever surprised you?
In here is a detailed tapestry of composition. Voices that have changed dramatically, trained voices, shy voices. Voices that have been quietened. Voices ready to sing
Listen a while.
polyphony runs throughout the Bristol New Music weekend from Friday 6 - Sunday 8 May and continues until Sunday 29 May as part of Mayfest. Bristol New Music festival pass holders will be contacted and offered the chance to book a slot between Friday 6 - Sunday 15 May as part of their pass.
There are two types of tickets available for polyphony: general tickets (up to a maximum capacity of 30 people per performance) and bubble tickets (which will allow you to experience the entire piece solo or with your own group).
Booking via the Mayfest website. Pay what you decide.
Age guidance: 12+
Running time: 40 minutes
Conceived and composed by Verity Standen
Composed by Yas Clarke
Designer Ben Pacey
Production Manager Mark Munday
Produced by MAYK
This marks a new collaboration for MAYK and Bristol New Music as we join forces to present this exciting new work to Bristol audiences across our two programmes.
Presented with Mayfest and supported by Arts Council England.
Verity Standen is known for inviting audiences to experience music in different ways. Her live performances have surrounded people in song (Undersong, Mayfest 2018), had audiences embraced by singers (HUG), and provided concerts for a single person at a time (Symphony, Mayfest 2016). More →