Featuring a string quartet and live electronics.
The London Games Festival will host a revival performance of The Chinese Room’s Dear Esther Live, a live play-through and performance of a video game and its score.
Taking place on Saturday, April 1, at east London’s Church of St John-at-Hackney, the performance debuted at the Barbican in October 2016 and sees Jessica Curry’s BAFTA-winning score performed by live electronics, soprano, string quartet, pianist and an actor.
Curry heads up the development team behind indie games Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, while also composing the games’ scores. “I wanted there to be lots of silence,” she told FACT about her score last year. “Of course, not true silence, but very minimal sound, with the sound of the sea and the sound of the wind. I wanted the player to feel alone, and music’s very good at making you feel not alone.
“It was an exercise in minimalism, not particularly of music, but of lack of music at all.”
For more info and tickets about Dear Esther Live, visit the London Games Festival website.