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Based on an idea by Philip Setzer

The Noise of Time

The Noise of Time
The Noise of Time
Conceived & Directed : by Simon McBumey
Creative Collaborator: Gerard McBumey
Design: Joanna Parker
Sound: Christopher Shutt with Gareth Fry
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Projections: Jan Hartley
Costume: Christina Cunningham
The Emerson String Quartet: Philip Setzer, violin Eugene Drucker, violin Lawrence Dutton, viola David Finckel, cello
Performers : Liam Steek, Tom Ward

Noise of Time is a multi- facetted theatrical piece where darkness and light, visual and musical images alternate like in human memory. The director Simon McBumey speaks about his idea: “Noise of Time is an attempt to move the music of Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 15 into the context of dramatic action. This action is not a play and not a concert, but it creates the sensation of the composer’s presence and enables us to hear his voice. It is a dramatic meditation which aspires to tune the ear and the eye so that they can hear the heart beat in this extremely intimate musical opus, in this exclusively personal work”.

It is not by chance that the creators of the production quote in one of the programmes Sofia Gubaidulina’s words about Dmitri Shostakovich’s music: "Pain personified, the epitome of the tragedy and terror or our times”.

July 9, 10, 11, 12
Mossovet Theatre