Vinyl crackles, a locked groove, plastic waves breaking upon the shore of a new continent ‘Synthetica’, rising from a sea of glass. It’s the dawn of the twentieth century and a new eco-material is appearing, promising a glorious democracy worldwide. During the 1930’s the scintillation of cellophane crystalises a modern era of Freudian advertising. By the end of the century, the horror of the Pacific Garbage Patch is the new continent manifested in our oceans.
Synthetica is a contemporary chamber opera by composer Karen Wimhurst, featuring soprano Brittany Soriano, Elaine Close on trumpet and vinyl DJ Ole Rudd.
Plastics: so much made possible within the heartbeat of environmental catastrophe.
7pm on Friday 12th February, 2021 followed by a Q&A session at 8pm.
Tickets are free but with a recommended donation of £5.