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『 Sancta Susanna 』

『Sancta Susanna was an experiment with classical opera and modern reinterpretations. The work is based off Paul Hindemith’s original opera of the same name, but here the story has been broken down and reworked for a small and intimate setting. The audience sits along a table and play an active role in driving the performance forward via passing written notes between the performers, who are sat at each end of the table. Prior to the performance, dinner invitations were sent out to the audience members with a prompt to reserve their seat at the table.

The original score has been reworked into a soundscape of jittering electronic synthesisers, and the music is projected into the room through a speaker system rather than performed live.

Photo-documentation by Gabriel Gabriel Garble