Permission to Speak
Delicately poised between concert and theatre, Permission to Speak explores the dynamic relationship of parent and child as it exists and evolves through a lifetime.
This collaboration between Chamber Made Artistic Director and performance maker Tamara Saulwick and composer Kate Neal pairs contemporary performance with musical composition. Musings, diatribes, recollections and hindsight find voice as four performer– vocalists are fused in choral counterpoint with an assembly of pre-recorded voices to
construct a revealing portrait of what is often left unspoken. The work premiered in 2016 to critical and audience acclaim.
Winner ‘State Award for Performance of the Year’ APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2017
Nominated ‘Choral Work of the Year’ APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2017
Nominated ‘Sound Performance’ in Contemporary and Experimental Performance category Green Room Association Awards 2016.
“THE INTERWEAVING HARMONIES COMPOSED BY KATE NEAL ARE SO BEAUTIFUL, SO DELICATE, THAT IT FEELS LIKE SUCH A PRIVILEGE TO WITNESS THE CREATION OF THIS SOUND ON STAGE … PERFORMED WITH A STYLISED SIMPLICITY THAT IN NO WAY DIMINISHES COMPLEXITY, THIS PIECE IS A SOFT JOY, A CATHARSIS, AN HONEST ACT OF CONNECTING. Theatre People
Permission to Speak was commissioned by Chamber Made with support from Helen & Peter Murdoch and Sue Kirkham. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Permission to Speak has also been supported by the City of Melbourne through Arts House and by the Australian Research Council and SIAL Sound Studios through the Agile Opera Project.
Some coarse language
RUNNING TIME 60 mins
AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+
This show is part of the BMEC Annual Season 2020. Tickets will be on sale for BMEC Members from Wednesday 20 November and will be on sale to general public from 9am on Tuesday 14 January.