Thuistezien 54 — 15.05.2020
Today we proudly present the first single and video of I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own
, a new album by composer Genevieve Murphy
. An exclusive release for Thuistezien by West Den Haag and SPRING on Screen by SPRING Performing Arts Festival Utrecht.
On this album, experimental song writing alternates with resonating soundscapes. Murphy investigates what attracts us and what repels us through her intelligent sonic narratives. In the theater performance, bearing the same name, Murphy will extend this research into the realm of everyday social life. How relatable should one be in order to be seen and understood?
Genevieve Murphy (Scotland, 1988) studied music and composition at the conservatoirs of Glasgow, Birmingham and The Hague. Murphy is a composer of contemporary classical music with influences of pop music and improvisation. Her pieces have been performed by ensembles all over the world. As an upcoming performing artist in theatre, she combines her musical compositions with theatrical narratives and visual art.
Video Director: Julian Hetzel
Music and performance: Genevieve Murphy
Drums: Henning Luther
Electronic Beats: Le Schnigg
Mixing and Mastering: Gary Shepherd
Dramaturg: Nienke Scholts
Portrait photo: Vera Rijks
Commissioners: SPRING Performing Arts Festival, West Den Haag
With the support of: Nicole Beutler Projects
The music album will be released on the Unsounds label for contemporaray sound art, with the support of Gaudeamus. The theatre performance I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own was scheduled to premiere at SPRING Performing Arts Festival this May and will hopefully be rescheduled to open this fall. The performance is a Nicole Beutler Projects production, with the support of Standplaats Utrecht and Fonds Podiumkunsten.
About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music.
Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.