Permanence

Past Projects, Theatre

This was a show made by Samara Hersch and Gabby Rose with an ensemble of performers associated with Access Inc., an association working towards the empowerment of members of Melbourne’s Jewish community living with disabilities, and a group of professional performing artists. The piece is set in a world where things and people that are unneeded or unwanted begin to vanish, and tells the story of an archivist charged with destroying records of the disappeared who begins to be aware of what underlies this mysterious phenomenon. The narrative is described almost exclusively through movement and music.
The musical approach used a very small ensemble (2 performers to be exact) playing a range of instruments live, responding to and interacting with the show on stage, using a style reminiscent of early musical comedy with moments of French tinged jazz and persistent minimalism.
It was staged at Dancehouse, North Carlton as part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe.

Acts of Deceit Between Strangers in a Room

Past Projects, Theatre
Acts of Deceit Between Strangers in a Room
This play was an adaptation by the director Gary Abrahams of the novel Giovanni’s Room. It depicts a tragic romance between two men in post World War II Paris, one a middle class American tourist the other an impoverished refugee working as a bartender. The music I wrote took the angle of 50’s melodrama, it kind of works although in hindsight I would have liked to have done something a bit more accomplished.

This play was an adaptation by the director Gary Abrahams of the novel Giovanni’s Room. It depicts a tragic romance between two men in post World War II Paris, one a middle class American tourist the other an impoverished refugee working as a bartender. The music I wrote took the angle of 50’s melodrama, it kind of works although in hindsight I would have liked to have done something a bit more accomplished.

Sleep Sound

Past Projects, Theatre
Sleep Sound
This was piece made in the first year of my course at VCA in collaboration with and led by Brigid Jackson. It was about the intimate world of beds and bedrooms and the emotions that revolve around them. I made some cute little pieces of music for it as well as the scungiest remix of Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” I could manage. Poor old Lionel didn’t deserve that kind of treatment. Maybe.

This was piece made in the first year of my course at VCA in collaboration with and led by Brigid Jackson. It was about the intimate world of beds and bedrooms and the emotions that revolve around them. I made some cute little pieces of music for it as well as the scungiest remix of Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” I could manage. Poor old Lionel didn’t deserve that kind of treatment. Maybe.