A madness shared by two

Monday 12 January 2015

Premm recently created the marketing image for Mahogany Opera Group‘s new production Folie À Deux.

With music by Emily Hall, and words by Sjon, the opera is based on a story of Insanity, electricity and love. These themes collide in a voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another. A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. He believes that the pylon outside their house has a special power.  His delusion passes on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold. Songs are woven together for two singers, an acoustic harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.

BLOG-FOLIE-1

Premm were one of many backers who helped fund the recording of the music through a Kickstarter initiative. Using photography by Hugo Glendinning, the image and textured typography was created to reflect the wires of the pylon and the strings of the electro-harp.

Emily Hall on Kickstarter commented; ‘I had decided to work with a harp before I even knew what the piece was about, and then when we wanted to set it around an electricity pylon, I wanted to find a way into that world sonically. I started thinking about the combination of a harp and electricity and that led me to the idea of using multiple ‘ebows’ on the harp strings to create drones much like the sound of pylon’

BLOG-FOLIE-2

As part of the Borealis Festival in Bergen, look out for further dates in 2015, visit; http://www.mahoganyoperagroup.co.uk/productions/folie-a-deux/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/250726842/folie-a-deux-album-recording?ref=nav_search

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du6BV7yEUg4

Posted in: Art, Branding, Design, News, Theatre, Typography, Work
Tagged in: Tags: , , , ,

«Go back