5 premieres at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 15 July 2013

This article is from 2013

5 premieres at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival

credit: Madame Freedom Edinburgh International Festival

New work from Meredith Monk, Peter Gregson and Teatrocinema

Madame Freedom
From YMAP (Your Media Arts Project) comes this merger of dance, film and digital technology.
King’s Theatre, 20 & 21 Aug.

Histoire d’Amour
A chilling multimedia tale from Teatrocinema about obsession and alienation.
King’s Theatre, 15, 17 Aug.

On Behalf of Nature
Following up 2010’s Songs of Ascension, American composer, performer, director, filmmaker and choreographer Meredith Monk, brings us a lyrical mediation on the environment.
Lyceum Theatre, 16–18 Aug.

To Dream Again
This laboratory-online fusion of contemporary music from cellist Peter Gregson is ‘a matter of life and data’.
New Media Scotland, 19 & 20, 22–24 Aug.

Media Skins
Photographer Hyung Su Kim uses a swathe of LED imagery in public spaces to make you look at the world anew.
Outside Usher Hall, Festival Theatre, 9 Aug–1 Sep.

Histoire d'amour

European Premiere: An English teacher sees a woman on the underground and decides she will become his wife and the mother of his children. He takes over her life and when she tries to escape, all doors close before her. Once re-captured he abuses her again, over and over. Histoire d’amour explores a world where guilt and…

On Behalf of Nature

European Premiere: After receiving a 2010 Herald Angel Award for Songs of Ascension, US composer, singer, filmmaker and theatre artist Meredith Monk returns to the Festival with her latest music-theatre work, On Behalf of Nature. A poetic meditation on the environment, On Behalf of Nature evokes the Buddhist notion of…

To Dream Again

World Premiere: Cellist Peter Gregson’s new work To Dream Again unfolds after a series of interactions between the audience and bespoke data systems. Created especially for this world premiere, these audience interactions mean that each performance develops in an entirely different way in the laboratory venue and…

Madame Freedom

European Premiere: A two-dimensional, cinematic black-and-white woman of yesteryear struggles to break free of the social, economic and political straitjacket of the time, while a three-dimensional woman of here and now struggles to what … ? Break free … ? Of what … ? When the unfulfilled soul of a fictional woman surges…

Hyung Su Kim: Media Skins

The Korean artist transforms space by constructing media facades of LED lights, creating images of both Scottish and Korean culture. The works are on display outside of the Usher Hall and at the Festival Theatre.