London Sinfonietta’s Blue Touch Paper: Call for expressions of interest

Paul Klee Angelus Novus

Paul Klee Angelus Novus





In April last year I posted a blog revealing the correspondence between Kelina Gotman and I whilst she embarked on a project with London Sinfonietta: ‘Working towards clarity – excerpts from a mentoring process for dramaturg geeks.’

Kelina and composer Steve Potter were collaborating on London Sinfonietta’s Blue Touch Paper programme, which nurtures and promotes the next generation of composers and inter-disciplinary collaborators. I was working with them as mentor.

London Sinfonietta have just announced their latest call for composers, artists/writers and scientists interested in being involved in the next round of projects. Full information is available on the website:

Meanwhile, any dramaturg geeks intrigued by Kelina and my correspondence of one year ago, can find a video of the work in process, 100 Combat Troupes on the London Sinfonietta’s website:

Blue Touch Paper work-in-progress preview: 100 Combat Troupes

The Blue Touch Paper preview event on 16 May 2012 at Village Underground showcased the culmination of a year-long collaboration between 3 groups of composers and multi-disciplinary artists.

This film features a work in progress preview of 100 Combat Troupes, by Kélina Gotman & Steve Potter which stages the urgency and ambivalence of dreaming other possible worlds, from the technicolor fantasies of Disney to the anarchist trenches.



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