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!
"Refreshingly original... the excitement and discomfort of the silence... and the audience having the chance to fill in the gaps. This is real theatre"
Jim Gallagher - songwriter, Bath
"Thinking through life can detract from life itself but each of the songs within your performance was clever and thought provoking."
Steve Christopher - guitarist & songwriter, Chichester
"Really interesting and have shared it with the students. It must have taken a lot of guts to do this"
Francis Faux - lecturer in music, Bath Spa University
"I thought this was great! Loved hearing your stories and the whole concept"
Jenny Crook - singer-songwriter, Bath
"Truly fabulous. Very moving"
Andy Burden - director, Natural Theatre Company, Bath
"Great! a lovely video of a very engaging show"
James Watts - musician & composer, Frome
"A brave personal journey and very poetic"
Sophie Lowe - jeweler, Bath
"Challenged the audience to leave their preconceptions behind and go into the unknown. It made an exhilarating change."
"I have never seen a singer-songwriter both locate themselves so clearly in the song and at the same time extract themselves for our benefit"
Mark Bowden - Actor & Body Language Expert, Toronto
"Your project's another level... really cool. brave work"
Ian Clutterbuck - videographer, Bath
"Genuinely like nothing else out there... pushing the boundaries of what 'performance' means"
"Fantastic video - great concert! Love it."
Christina Kern - HR Consultant, Regensburg
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.