Aldeburgh Parish Church, 7pm
The Other Side Of The Sea is a new one-woman opera about language, memory and identity. Inspired by Héloïse’s experience of adopting English as a second language, it uses the central metaphor of the sea to explore the tension of an identity split linguistically, in this case between French and English. This unconventional piece layers poetry, music, and moving images to articulate the way the mind retains fragments of text, image, and sound at different levels of consciousness.
The project is generously supported by the Michael Cuddigan Trust and was developed during a Snape Maltings residency under the mentorship of cellist and composer Zoë Martlew.
Héloïse Werner, performer / composer
Octavia Bright, writer
Emily Burns, director
Jessie Rodger, filmmaker
The first half of the concert will also feature my contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment performing music by Dominic Wills, Kate Whitley, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Maxwell Davies.