Irma

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Irma |17 June 2019 | 7:30pm | Lumen Church

“Quick—

quick!

just a chance

the chance opera”

A skeptical heroine, a lovelorn philosopher, a wandering misfit.

The surviving heroes of a forgotten novel,

on a quest for one another and themselves.

The Vocal Constructivists present a new incarnation of Tom Phillips’ 1969 opera, Irma.

88 Tavistock Pl, Kings Cross, London.

Tickets at vocalconstructivists-irma.eventbrite.com

Limited availability at the door.

‘Deep Listening: a gesture for sonic peace’

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pauline Oliveros, a composer and musical visionary who has been close to the Vocal Constructivists’ development and influenced our thinking and musical life in so many ways. Pauline’s compositions and her wisdom have inspired us to work more closely as an ensemble and her personal input has been invaluable. We were honored to work with her as recently as June 2016. In Pauline’s own words:

‘Dying will happen to all of us at some point. Impermanence still rules. However we should think about this question: what is your relationship to peace? Do you want to live in peace or do you want to live in violence? Which would you choose? One of the things we want to do according to my partner and co–Deep Listening teacher Ione is “make peace more exciting than violence.” That is the process we are attempting’.

(American Music, 2007)

We shall be performing some of Pauline’s works in the near future, and hope you will join us to remember her and her extraordinary vision – one which we could all benefit from in these uncertain times.

The Vocal Constructivists.