9/25/2017

Music Tastes Good set times -- Sleater-Kinney, Ween, Ride and more!



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LISTEN TO A CERTAIN RATIO’S REWORKING OF BARRY ADAMSON'S 'I GOT CLOTHES' ON BROOKLYN VEGAN

LISTEN TO A CERTAIN RATIO’S REWORKING OF BARRY ADAMSON'S 'I GOT CLOTHES'
 
FROM THE FORTHCOMING 'LOVE SICK DICK REMIXED' EP OUT NOVEMBER 24TH
 
 
US SHOWS IN 2018
 
 
BARRY ADAMSON has announced details of a brand new EP, ‘Love Sick Dick Remixed’, out on vinyl and download onNovember 24 and has shared the first track, a reworking of ‘I Got Clothes’ by Manchester’s A Certain Ratio on Brooklyn Vegan.
 
A Certain Ratio went into the studio and recorded the song live, explaining “We’ve always liked Barry’s music and were honoured when we were asked to work with him. We didn’t want to do it like a typical remix, but more of a collaboration. We approached it as if we were writing an ACR track from scratch and built on a groove playing everything live then chopped Barry’s vocal for the verses and the female scatting vocals for the choruses. We added drums, bass, guitar, trumpet, keyboards, vocals, percussion, Roland 303 and vocoder and are really pleased with the outcome. The end section is typical ACR where it takes off and goes somewhere else.  We haven’t worked out where that somewhere else is yet but we have been trying to get there for ages and love searching for it.”
 
The new EP features remixes and reworkings from Gazelle Twin, Ben de Vries (Lunacre), ADULT., Jimi Tenor andWheel, who have all tackled tracks from Adamson’s recent EP - Love Sick Dick, which was released earlier this year. They will be released digitally over the next few weeks, up until the EP release on November 24th.
 
 
Barry Adamson will be talking at two events in London next month. In the first, he’ll take part in a talk following the Royal Albert Hall’s 20th anniversary screening of David Lynch’s classic noir, Lost Highway, which Adamson contributed music to. And on October 9, he will be at Wilton’s Music Hall for a live storytelling event, which will see Adamson talk about a track that has changed his life, alongside the poet Murray Lachlan Young, music manager Simon Napier-Bell and more. US live dates are being planned for next year.
 
Forthcoming UK events:
Oct 1: Lost Highway screening and talk, Royal Albert Hall
Oct 9:One Track Minds at Wiltons Music Hall
 
Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. Perhaps his greatest creation is himself as a multi-disciplined artist. The self-taught musician rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine and toured extensively. His establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his seminal first solo album, ‘Moss Side Story’. Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson’s name as a composer of diverse complexity; able to tell a story with music, where the images were those supplanted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.
 Having released nine studio albums, including the 1992 Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Soul Murder’, Adamson has continued to tour globally with his talents being in as much demand by new generations of artists, as he was after his first solo release. He is constantly sought across all art forms for commentary and contribution. His music being both the platform and background for documentaries, TV series, adverts, computer games and even an Olivier Award winning ballet performance by Sylvie Guillem and the Ballet Boyz.
 
It was always a logical progression for Adamson to move behind the camera and once again his brooding film noir style and dark comedy has seen him write, direct and score a number of short films, including ‘The Swing The Hole and The Lie’’ (2014). Rising phoenix like from the flames of his previous work, Adamson continues to push himself and blur the lines of film, music and art. Musician, composer, writer, photographer, filmmaker. Barry Adamson is not a man to take it easy.
 

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Sigur Rós announce more acts for NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival

Sigur Rós announce more acts for their NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival in Iceland between Christmas and New Year
MOGWAI, JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON, BLANCK MASS, ALEXIS TAYLOR and THE ICELANDIC DANCE COMPANY are among the next acts announced in Sigur Rós's ambitious takeover of Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík's largest arts venue, December 27-30
  

As revealed last week, this coming December Sigur Rós curate Harpa, Reykjavik's premiere state-of-the-art performance venue, hosting four days of music, dance, film and spoken word from the band's friends, collaborators and heroes.
The next acts announced for NORÐUR OG NIÐUR are as such: Scottish art-rock pioneers MOGWAI, bringing songs from their acclaimed new long player Every Country's SunJÓHANN JÓHANNSSON,who will perform his seminal album from 2002, Englabörn, with ensemble. The visceral and dynamicICELANDIC DANCE COMPANY will be performing a newly commissioned work featuring new music from Sigur Rós. BLANCK MASS (aka Benjamin John Power - one half of FUCK BUTTONS) will bring his one-man maelstrom of hissing electronica and furious beats. HOT CHIP vocalist ALEXIS TAYLORhead over for a solo excursion, up-close and intimate, playing works from his recent Piano solo album and beyond.
More local luminaries to add the line-up include the volcanically powerful MAMMÙT, and the delicate leanings of KRISTIN ANNA (of lullaby electronic heroes MÙM). Composer KJARTAN HOLM and film-maker CALEB SMITH join forces in a performance that manipulates sound and vision.
DR NELLY BEN HAYOUN, recognised worldwide as the 'Willy Wonka of Design and Science', presents her thought-provoking film Disaster Playground and a compelling keynote speech alongside it. Further performers and happenings will be announced in the coming weeks.
They join the likes of sometime PULP frontman, JARVIS COCKERMY BLOODY VALENTINE's KEVIN SHIELDS, legendary US avant-gardists STARS OF THE LID, musical wunderkind DAN DEACON and electronic looper JULIANNA BARWICK for this unmissable event in Europe's northernmost capital.
"We are beyond excited about NORÐUR OG NIÐUR," say Sigur Rós. "Organising your own festival is brilliant, you draw-up a fantasy league of all your favourite players, reach out to people, cross your fingers, and with a little bit of luck and good timing, get a wholly phenomenal squad of unbeatable talent all in one place at one time ready to make magic happen."
4-day passes for NORÐUR OG NIÐUR will be strictly limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis*. General on-sale for NORÐUR OG NIÐUR passes will be Thursday, September 28th.For updates, exclusive announcements and pre-sales be sure to register at nordurognidur.is (see below for full ticketing information).
No-one lights up December's darkest days quite like the Icelanders. Reykjavík's reputation for being able to throw a party is not lightly earned, and NORÐUR OG NIÐUR will significantly ramp up a holiday season already filled with fun, festivities and a truly insane arsenal of fireworks.

TICKETING INFORMATION
Local pre-sales start on Wednesday, September 27th at 10am Icelandic time (GMT).
Sign up at  Tix.is,Harpa.is/non or Sena.is/non. General on-sale starts on Thursday, September 28th at 10am Icelandic time (GMT).
Existing ticket holders for Sigur Rós shows have first access to  NORÐUR OG NIÐUR passes. A special email will be sent out at 10am Icelandic time (GMT) on Tuesday, September 26th for instant purchase at a discounted price of 16.990 ISK.
Early bird price for 4 day passes is 17.990 ISK (valid from pre-sale on Thursday September 27th until Monday October 2nd). From Tuesday October 3rd onwards the price will be 20.990 ISK.
*Tickets for the Sigur Rós shows are sold separately to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR passes.

NORÐUR OG NIÐUR second lineup announce
MOGWAI (Scotland) MOGWAI (Scotland)
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON (Iceland)
THE ICELANDIC DANCE COMPANY (Iceland)
BLANCK MASS (UK)
ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP) (UK)
DR NELLY BEN HAYOUN (France)
MAMMÙT (Iceland)
KRISTIN ANNA (Iceland)
KJARTAN HOLM AND CALEB SMITH (Iceland/US)
Already announced
JARVIS COCKER (UK)
KEVIN SHIELDS (UK)
STARS OF THE LID (USA)
DAN DEACON (USA)
JULIANNA BARWICK (USA)
SIN FANG, SÓLEY AND ÖRVAR SMÁRASON (Iceland)
JFDR (Iceland)
HUGAR (Iceland)


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Frankie Rose Announces Full Album Cover of The Cure's "Seventeen Seconds" on Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious Vinyl Series

FRANKIE ROSE ANNOUNCES FULL ALBUM COVER OF THE CURE'S SEVENTEEN SECONDS

OUT OCTOBER 27 EXCLUSIVELY VIA TURNTABLE KITCHEN'S SOUNDS DELICIOUS VINYL SERIES


Photo credit: Erez Avissar


Frankie Rose has recorded a full album cover of The Cure's second record, 1980'sSeventeen Seconds. Produced by Jorge Elbrecht, the album will be available on October 27 exclusively via Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl series. The first single "A Forest" is streaming now on Pitchfork.

Rose states, "This is my take on The Cure's Seventeen Seconds. Since I already think it's a perfect record, I tried not to reinterpret too much and stick to similar sounds as the original, but with a twist. Working on it with Jorge Elbrecht was a dream, because he's the only person who's as deep of a Cure fan as I am! And he's a damn wizard!"

Frankie Rose's Seventeen Seconds will be limited to 1000 copies on vinyl only. Pre-orders are available now.

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SOUNDS DELICIOUS is a first-of-its-kind monthly vinyl subscription service. SOUNDS DELICIOUS will offer full-length cover albums - exclusively featuring music not available anywhere else - on limited edition vinyl. 

Participating artists were asked to choose any full-length album they love and reimagine it from front to back. SOUNDS DELICIOUS will produce the recordings on limited edition vinyl packaged in beautifully designed jackets and exclusively release them to members of its subscription service every month. 

Also coming in 2017 from SOUNDS DELICIOUS:
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart with Kristin Kontrol & members of Titus Andronicus covering Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever
  • GEMS covering John Lennon's Imagin
  • Ava Luna covering Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson
  • A special collaboration featuring Local Natives, Chris Chu (POP ETC), Evan Voytas, Andy Breihan (Guards/SACCO), and other TBA special guests covering Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue
  • Many more to come!
LANDMARK ALBUMS REIMAGINED BY YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS.
Exclusive recordings. Rare vinyl. Every month.

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QUESTLOVE: CREATIVE QUEST - ECCO to Publish Book on Creativity on April 24th

QUESTLOVE
CREATIVE QUEST
ECCO TO PUBLISH BOOK ON CREATIVITY ON APRIL 24th 


New York, N.Y. (September 25, 2017)— Questlove—musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur and all-around cultural omnivore—will share his wisdom on the topics of inspiration and originality in a one-of-a-kind guide to living your best creative life in a new book titled CREATIVE QUEST. Set for release on April 24, 2018,CREATIVE QUEST will be published by Ecco, a division of HarperCollins with Daniel Halpern.
 
In CREATIVE QUEST, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics—what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture—all in the service of guiding admirers who have followed his career and newcomers not yet acquainted with his story.
 
Whether discussing his own life or channeling the lessons he’s learned from forefathers such as George Clinton, collaborators like D’Angelo, or like-minded artists includingAva DuVernayDavid ByrneBjörk, and others, Questlove speaks with the candor and enthusiasm that fans have come to expect. CREATIVE QUEST is many things—above all, a wise and wide-ranging conversation around the eternal mystery of creativity.
 
Follow Questlove on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/questlove/?hl=en
 
ABOUT QUESTLOVE:
Questlove the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta BluesSoul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation and most recently the James Beard-nominated somethingtofoodabout. One of his latest endeavors has been becoming a strategic advisor, and the first artist ambassador for Pandora, as well as hosting a new series Questlove Supreme. He also co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Most recently, Questlove and The Roots announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children series, in partnership with Amazon. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on City Harvest's Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia and is also on the board for WNYC/New York Public Radio.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Announce New Album And Tour


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built The Moon?
Formats: CD, CD Deluxe Package, LP and Digital
Release Date: Friday November 24th, 2017
Label: Sour Mash Records/ Caroline Records
Pre-Order Linkhttps://NGHFB.lnk.to/WBTM

While flowing from the same, molten core of melody, songwriting craft and towering self-belief, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ new album, Who Built The Moon? alters the legendary singer-songwriter’s course following a bracing, two-year creative collaboration with renowned producer, DJ and composer, David Holmes. Released on Friday November 24th, 2017 on Sour Mash, the keenly anticipated follow-up to the platinum-selling, Chasing Yesterday (2015) is set for prompt live treatment as Gallagher and band announce a 2018 Tour.

Live shows start in February 2018 in the US followed by UK tour dates in April. Tickets go on general saleon Friday September 29th at 10am local time with details, links to purchase tickets and tour updates available at www.noelgallagher.com.

There will be a fan pre-sale that includes enhanced experience ticket packages starting Wednesday, September 27th at 10am EST. You can gain access the pre-sale, including the enhanced experience packages by signing up here: https://nghfb.lnk.to/signup before Tuesday midnight EST.

Bursting bubbles of perception, drilling dynamite into cracks between past and present and painting a daring portrait of the artist as a free man, Who Built The Moon? gathers vocalists and guest musicians from around the world to breathe life into 11-tracks finely poised between experimental and a jukebox of ageless influence. Meeting to work in Belfast and London, Gallagher and Holmes tuned into French psychedelic pop as much as classic electro, soul, rock, disco and dance on a cultured adventure into recorded sound.

If tracks blipping with ethereal, electronic experimentation and French spoken word start rumors of Gallagher’s restlessness, then instrumentals drifting with a latent, melancholic energy, inspired by European television soundtracks confirm them. Setting fire to familiarity, Gallagher wrote entirely in the studio for the first time, leaping into laboratory conditions and a cut and paste adventure with Holmes, turning his back, at least temporarily, on studied solitude and six strings. The studio door was left open for Paul Weller (organ on Holy Mountain) and Johnny Marr (guitar and harmonica on If Love Is The Law) to not only bear witness to, but make a mark on a pivotal moment in Gallagher’s ten studio album career.

David Holmes, Producer of Who Built The Moon? says: “People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, up-tempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo. This one is fun.”

How would Gallagher respond to control room commands to: “Stop ‘playing’ guitar!” and “Play me a guitar solo you can dance to!”?  Secure in the knowledge that the man challenging him had a vision to match his undimmed ambition, he entered the same, inventive space. The Man Who Built The Mooncrystallizes an outsider’s view of the partnership, flooded with lush orchestration and a sense of looming drama. It is the sound of an experienced songwriter supported by an accomplice similarly striving meticulously for perfection, as Gallagher reveals:

“We took a keyboard riff we liked from an unused track and added chords. A year later we came to deal with it as a song and when we got to the chorus, David kept asking me to write a new one….again and again and again. I was ready to strangle him. The one that you hear is the eighth attempt and, you know what? The annoying thing is he was right.”

On blue-touch-paper track, Fort Knox, barely a note is sung by Gallagher, instead toying with euphoric incantations, while It’s A Beautiful World bubbles with progressive, ambient electronica. Black & White Sunshine’s 60s, psychedelic pop DNA canvases for more traditionalist votes while Holy Mountain is a game of ‘spot the obscure sample’ amidst a joyous wall of sound. Symptomatic of the unhurried back and forth between him and Holmes, Gallagher says of the latter track:

“David played me the sample, so I worked out the chords and we demoed just a few, short minutes of it, taking it away on tour and playing with it. When it became a song back in Belfast it was so joyous, I just had to do it justice. What’s more joyous than being in love, baby? So, I wrote a song about love and it’s one of the best things that I’ve ever done.”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Who Built The Moon? 2018 Tour Dates are announced as follows:

US Tour Dates
February 9th, 2018    Detroit, MI, The Cathedral at Masonic Temple
February 10th, 2018  Columbus, OH , Express Live!
February 12th, 2018  Washington, DC, Anthem
February 13th, 2018  Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
February 15th, 2018  New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
February 17th, 2018  Boston, MA, Opera House
February 18th, 2018  Montreal, QC, Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
February 20th, 2018  Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
February 23rd, 2018  Cleveland, OH, Goodyear Theater
February 24th, 2018  Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
February 25th, 2018  Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
February 27th, 2018  Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
February 28th, 2018  Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
March 2nd, 2018        New Orleans, LA        Orpheum Theatre
March 3rd, 2018        Houston, TX, House of Blues
March 5th, 2018        Austin, TX, Moody Theater At ACL Live
March 6th, 2018        Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater
March 9th, 2018        Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
March 10th, 2018      Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
March 12th, 2018      Los Angeles, CA, The Orpheum

To connect with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on social media and find the latest release, tour and ticket information visit:


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built The Moon? Track Listing:
1. Fort Knox
2. Holy Mountain
3. Keep On Reaching
4. It's A Beautiful World
5. She Taught Me How To Fly
6. Be Careful What You Wish For
7. Black & White Sunshine
8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
9. If Love Is The Law
10. The Man Who Built The Moon
11. End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

Bonus track:

Dead In The Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin)

Album Credits:

Written by Noel Gallagher (Dead Leg Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd).
Produced by David Holmes.                 
Mixed and engineered by Emre Ramazanoglu. 
Additional engineering by Tristin Norwell.
All lead vocals recorded by Paul ’Strangeboy’ Stacey at Strangeways Studios, London.
Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis, London.
Recorded at Drama Studios, Belfast, The Pool and Hoxa HQ, London.

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INSIDE PUSSY RIOT -- IMMERSIVE POLITICAL THEATRE AT LONDON'S SAATCHI GALLERY 11.14-12.24.




From Les Enfants Terribles theatre company, the creators of Olivier nominated immersive smash hit Alice’s Adventures Underground, comesInside Pussy Riot - a story that needs to be experienced to be understood. 
Coinciding with the Saatchi Gallery's Art Riot: Post Soviet Actionismexhibition and presented in association with The Tsukanov Family Foundation, Inside Pussy Riot is an immersive experience, about Nadya Tolokonnikova‘s tribulations as the founder of Pussy Riot, the post punk, feminist art collective who stuck two fingers up at the Russian system and suffered the consequences. 
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, audiences are encouraged to pull on the balaclava and stand up for what they believe in. Stand in the dock as Pussy Riot and live the realities of incarceration through this exhilarating theatre experience. Would you sacrifice everything for the sake of a punk prayer for a freer world? 
The immersive world of Inside Pussy Riot seeks to remind audiences what actually happened and how one's basic human rights and freedom of expression can be taken away at any point. 
Nadya Tolokonnikova comments, Inside Pussy Riot shows you what prison, prosecution of political activists and police oppression looks like. It also reminds you what democracy, on the contrary, looks like. And when I say ‘democracy’, I mean real democracy, which is about direct participation of citizens. Inside Pussy Riot plunges you into the totality of an authoritarian system - if you do not choose real democracy and participation, authoritarianism chooses you. 
Writer and Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Oliver Lansley comments, We're so excited to be collaborating with Pussy Riot on this experience. Our plan is to provoke, challenge and make our audiences understand the experience Pussy Riot went through whilst also encouraging them to ask important questions about their own beliefs and what they might do if they found themselves in a similar situation. Freedom of speech is one of the most important contemporary values we have and one we often take for granted. 
Co-producer Alexandrina Markvo (Bird&Carrot) comments, The story of Pussy Riot exemplifies the fight for freedom of speech and expression in an authoritarian society. It is a story that needs to be told today. While the setting for the show is Russia, this situation is all too familiar in many countries today. I hope this blisteringly political production will also serve as a powerful reminder to citizens of democratic countries to cherish and defend their freedoms. I am very excited as a producer to bring this immersive performance to the London audience in one of Europe’s leading art spaces- Saatchi Gallery. 
On 17th August 2012, Pussy Riot’s Tolokonnikova was prosecuted for performing 35 seconds of a song called Virgin Mary Put Putin Away – a direct attack on the Russian Orthodox Church's unequivocal support for Vladimir Putin – inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. She was convicted of ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’ and was sentenced to two years of imprisonment, where she was faced with solitary confinement and humiliation, including regular forced gynaecological examinations. 
With heightened theatricality, the production exposes the horrors of Pussy Riot’s experience, and shows that what happened to them can happen to anyone. 
We are all Pussy Riot. 


Notes to Editors

Title Inside Pussy Riot 
Performance Dates Tuesday 14th November – Sunday 24th December 2017 
Timed entries from:
11:15am – 4:45pm (Monday and Tuesday) 
11:15am – 3:15pm (Wednesday) 
11:15am – 8:30pm (Thursday and Friday) 
11:15am – 8:30pm (Saturday) 
11:15am – 4:30pm (Sunday) 
There will be additional evening performances on Wednesday 15th November.

Location Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY 
Box Office Tickets are available from https://www.seetickets.com/ on Wednesday 27th September, priced from £21.50. 
How to get there Saatchi Gallery is located just off the King’s Road in Chelsea. The nearest underground station is Sloane Square (on the Circle and District lines). The nearest rail station is Victoria. 
Running time 1 hour (approximately) 
Twitter @LesEnfantsTerr, @pussyrrriot, @tolokno, #InsidePussyRiot 
Notes Ages 14+ at parental discretion, contains nudity 
Writer and Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Oliver Lansley 
Producers Les Enfants Terribles, Alexandrina Markvo and Nadya Tolokonnikova
Associate Writer Nadya Tolokonnikova

Original idea by Peter Verzilov
Director Christa Harris
Creative Associate Fiona Porritt Designer Zoe Koperski
Assistant Director Florence O’Mahony
Lighting Designer Charlie Morgan-Jones
Sound Designer Alistair Lax
Projection Designer Louise Rhoades-Brown 

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