The open rehearsals perform in Christ Church Crypt

The open rehearsals are a group of professionally trained classical musicians/theatre artists who have come together to explore the possibilities of improvised music theatre. The music, which is improvised anew in each performance out of a pool of material provided beforehand, creates an environment which the actors feed off, creating largely wordless dramas of gesture and action. The improvised nature of our work lends to each piece an uncanny sense of focus and unpredictability. The combination of music and theatre in one entity is more reminiscent of traditional artforms from around the world than of Western theatre: what is done is pitched on the  boundaries between abstract music, text art and theatre.

The group is:

David Bremner (keyboard, composer)(left)

Enda Collins (horn)

Sandra Gonzalez (actor),

Elizabeth Hilliard (soprano)

Aidan McWatt (violin)

Paul Nolan (actor)

Andrea Scott (director)

The next chance to hear the Open Rehearsals is on:  July 12th @ 8 pm Christ Church Crypt (doors 7.45) €8 / €.

For further information visit:  www.bealfestival.wordpress.com/open-rehearsals-band

One Comment

  1. Posted 8 July 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

    For an alternative look at the band, check out our new blogspot:

    http://www.theopenrehearsals.blogspot.com

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