June 14, 2018
Our client and BAFTA Award Winner Jocelyn Pook's scores will feature across Londonin concert, theatre, drama and cinema this summer.
Coming up soon, on the 14 July at Hoxton Hall, with Wellcome Trust, is the World Premiere of 'Hysteria: A Song Cycle for Singer and Psychiatrist'.
Hysteria: A Song Cycle for Singer and Psychiatrist
Melanie Pappenheim mezzo-soprano
Laura Moody cello/voice
Kate Shortt cello/voice
Jocelyn Pook viola/voice
Georgina Anderson & Dragan Aleksic Video work/visuals
With the testimonies of Dr Stephanie Courtade and others
Exploring anxiety and mental health in its many manifestations, Jocelyn Pook concludes her trilogy, which included Hearing Voices (2012) and Anxiety Fanfare (2014), with Hysteria: A Song Cycle for Singer and Psychiatrist. In partnership with the Wellcome Trust, the song cycle will receive its world premiere at Hoxton Hall on 14 July, one month after Mental Awareness Week 2018 (14-20 May), which focused on the theme of stress.
This work combines testimonials of 10 people's experiences of psychosomatic phenomena, alongside conversations with psychiatrist Dr Stephanie Courtade. Scored for mezzo-soprano, viola, two cellos and recorded voices, with an accompanying video work by Georgina Anderson & Dragan Aleksic, the music continues to explore health and illness in contemporary society.