Cryptic Nights Matthew Collings: Requiem for Edward Snowden
Thu 5 March 2015
Matthew Collings’ latest audiovisual performance is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century: loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.
Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring these consequences through a blend of electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of performers Matthew Collings, Peter Furniss, Clea Friend and Emma Lloyd will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals from Jules Rawlinson.
"Matthew Collings is an innovative composer on the scale of Ben Frost, Greg Haines, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly, and so on. His work has become gradually outstanding... he's blazed his own path through contemporary music." A Closer Listen
Supported by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland.
Pre-book a table at Saramago and enjoy four delicious tapas for £10 prior to the performance.
Part of Cryptic Nights
8pm, £7.40 (£4.40) + 60p booking fee, Theatre
Book online / 0141 352 4900