At the very fringes of The Fringe comes a unique journey – not only into the mind of a performer but also into the audience’s own. Inspired by the works of John Cage and Marina Abramovic, this is powerful, immersive and unforgettable experimental performance at its experimentalist!
A Unique Experience
When we go to a show or concert, what are our expectations? To what extent do we, the audience, create the performance? How does the space affect us? How do other audience members impact on our experience? ‘Think of a Song’ sets out to explore these and other questions in a unique, collective, experimental-theatre experience.
Thinking Out Loud
Singer-songwriter Brian Madigan (AKA a Band named Brian) is famed for his lengthy, spoken intros. Indeed, during a previous Fringe Festival performance, he brought the house down when he introduced his last song but ran out of time to perform it.
So what if he were to remove the songs altogether – only thinking them ‘out loud’ as the audience were invited to imagine them? Would that be deeply uncomfortable? Transcendental? A brief moment of sanity amid the cacophony of everyday madness? Or an evening wasted? There is, of course, only one way to find out.
CD & Video
After the show, audience members will receive a CD copy of the same performance but in reverse. On this recording, they will hear the performer ‘think’ the intros and play the songs, pre-recorded ‘live’ in the same space, with the same instrumentation and format. In addition, both performances will be filmed and edited together to create a video document of the whole, unique experience.
*By purchasing a ticket, you agree to being filmed and for your image to be presented online as part of the video created form this event.
If you only go to one high-risk, experimental, participatory, silent-music performance this Fringe, make it ‘Think of a Song’. One thing is for certain: you won’t forget it in a hurry …
Tel: 01225 463362