mat martin | Theatre
Sketches, ideas, field recordings, demos and other such nonsenses are collected here, and can be filtered or searched below. Field recordings are often made while someone else takes a picture, and in those cases end with the shutter click.
Readers are reminded that this is an intermittent service and despite all good intentions is often neglected in favour of proper work.
“To London, Love Me”, a piece on which I worked with Lowri Jenkins and Jennifer Fletcher back in 2013 is returning as “Invisible City”, following a period of R&D in various locations including Wales and Spain. Early next year the piece will enter its final stage of development at Chapter Arts in Cardiff and I’m looking forward to getting back together with Lowri and Jenni to find out more about what has happened since I was last involved.
Invisible City was written by Lowri Jenkins and brought to life as a collaboration with Director/Choreographer Jennifer Fletcher. It tells the story of Marie, a naïve newcomer to the big city. Struggling to adjust, she becomes a woman on the edge of an everyday trauma. Surreal and tender, To London, Love Me is an ode to longing, hope and the loneliness we often try to escape. The work is highly physical and works closely with a unique score composed by Mat Martin to produce a multi-disciplinary performance.
Originally commissioned by Rich Mix (London) in 2013 the work has since been presented at SCHIUME (Venice, 2013), St. Donats Arts Centre (Wales, 2013), ACT Festival (Bilbao, 2014) and Nunart Guinardó (Barcelona, 2014).
Rod Farry has put together this little video preview of ‘The Many Apologies of Pecos Bill’ from the scratch performances Greg Wohead and I did at Battersea Arts Centre in November.
The final piece should be on the road in 2013.
The wonderful Greg Wohead and I will be returning to the piece we built in September for the Yard theatre, Hackney for a week’s redevelopment following Greg’s trip to Texas where he performed and workshopped the piece some more.
We’ll be taking it apart and putting it back together again, leading up to some pay-what-you-can scratch performances of wherever it ends up as follows:
The Many Apologies of Pecos Bill: Scratch – December 06-08th, Battersea Arts Centre, 9pm.
Here are some pictures from the Yard performances, taken by Rod Farry in September.