This week, Shiva Feshareki features heavily as Artist in Focus in the Spitalfields Music Festival, including live turntable performances and the unveiling of her immersive production with artist Haroon Mirza:
Unknown, Remembered at Studio 9294
Tuesday 4 December, 20.00 – 21.15
Wednesday 5 December, 20.00 - 21.15
Friday 7 December, 20.00 - 21.15
Sunday 9 December, 14.00 - 15.15
Sunday 9 December, 17.00 - 18.15
A composition for Solo Soprano, Viol da Gamba and Upright Piano, all encased in live electronics. Taking text from both Ian Curtis (Unknown Pleasures) and Deborah Curtis (Touching from a Distance), and interweaving Handel’s La Lucrezia, we witness a woman haunted by the memory of tragedy (soprano Katherine Manley). Shiva activates Haroon Mirza's installation The Last Tape, with a live turntable performance, creating an evening of shared themes, narratives and sonic-material.
GABA-analogue at York Hall
Thursday 6 December, 19.00 - 21.00
GABA-analogue, for deconstructed orchestra, creates an immersive experience for the audience. Composed with 3D graphic scores, the unique piece illustrates everyday occurrences such as a Doppler siren, the motion of smoke in wind, or water dripping down a drain. In the centre of the composition, the orchestra pauses, whilst Shiva and Kit Downes on the organ take you on an improvised detour.
Late-night Firebird at St John on Bethnal Green
Thursday 6 December, 21.30 – 22.30
Shiva presents a hyperphysical live turntable composition that she forms in the moment. Using her trademark turntabling techniques, she guides Stravinsky into new forms and perspectives, using nothing other than the original composition on vinyl. Expect sonic manipulations that bend time and play with space and perspective, transforming The Firebird into new shapes that reveal its sculptural depths.
For more information about these events, click here. For Opera Today's article 'Unknown, Remembered: in conversation with Shiva Feshareki', click here.
Also featuring at Spitalfields, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny performs a recital with Mary Bevan at Hoxton Hall on 4th December, exploring repertoire by Purcell and his contemporaries. More information here.