Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What sparked the Mahler revival?


Hull Truck Theatre, which "makes real theatre for real people", brought Dennis Kelly's DNA to the Wolsey Theatre Ipswich yesterday - production shot above. Three quarters of the good sized audience were school parties as the play is a GCSE English set text. Direction is by the National Theatre's Anthony Banks and the composer and sound designer is Alex Baranowski who works in theatre, TV and film. So a receptive young audience was exposed to quality contemporary music without entering an 'uncool' concert hall. Is incidental music for the theatre now an overlooked art form? Is contemporary classical music too obsessed with having the platform to itself? What part did Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice play in the Mahler revival?

Also on Facebook and Twitter. We paid for our tickets for DNA, readers who are able to catch its extended tour should not hesitate. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

1 comment:

Pliable said...

I note that another touring production coming to the Wolsey Theatre 'Souvenir d'Anne Frank' includes a live performance of the Piano Trio for Anne Frank by Colin Decio.

http://www.ensemble-online.com/souvenir_d_anne_frank.php

http://www.colindecio.com/default.aspx