Last week we began the exciting process of creating The Ubiquitous Woman. In a day-long workshop we explored the musical language being created by Martin Ward to complement Di Sherlock‘s libretto. In addition to these two key creatives, baritone Damian Thantrey and tenor Michael Peavoy joined us to take the roles of Tony, Sabine’s husband and Theo, her lover. New Notes & Noises was represented by Libby Burgess (piano) and Clare McCaldin (mezzo), who sang Sabine.
Following our day of singing and discussion, Martin and Di have revisions and additional sections to write which will form a 20-minute section to be rehearsed and performed as work-in-progress later this year. The story of The Ubiquitous Woman presents specific technical challenges for both music and production because the narrative hinges on the central character’s ability to clone herself. Further workshop days will include preliminary ideas from our designer Andie Scott demonstrating how this will work.