A new festival blurring the line between music and theatre starts in London this week.
Grime don Flowdan and esteemed London DJ Andy Blake are among the artists on the lineup of the first All The Right Notes festival, starting this week. The three-week programme at Camden People’s Theatre is all about making connections between “theatre-makers whose work is driven by live music” and “music acts whose work is audaciously theatrical”, the organisers explain.
Curated by FACT writer and DJ Joe Muggs, the live music programme includes Flowdan’s first ever unplugged set showcasing his lyrics in a uniquely stripped back setting, as well as Aisha Orzbayeva & Tim Etchells’ Seeping Through, an improvisation combining spoken text and music, The Memory Band’s distinctive blend of spoken word, field recordings, folklore and digital machinery, and a set from World Unknown’s Andy Blake.
Antosh Wojcik will explore the effects of dementia on speech, memory and motor skills using just his voice and a Roland TD-4KP electric drumkit, and there’s a “live art DJ set” called The Rave Space.
In the theatre, Rachel Mars’ Our Carnal Hearts is an exploration of envy against the backdrop of a surround sound live choral score, while Mingbeast’s Awful Things Can Happen At Any Time is a portrait of two wannabe rockstars forming the band they’ve always wanted to be in. DoppelDanger is a theatrical live music gig drawing on 90s girl bands, Franz Schubert and alt-folk.
The festival kicks off tonight (November 15). Find the full listings on the Camden People’s Theatre website.
Watch Flowdan’s FACT Freestyle.