The Death of Kodak – forthcoming!

Posted: September 21, 2015 in News

RRO is currently preparing The Death of Kodak for presentation in November 2015. In a change of emphasis and to surprise ourselves, it is intended as an opera. Founded by George Eastman in 1892, the renowned photographic film company Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in 2012. The Death of Kodak imaginatively charts this tragic trajectory in terms of the apparent eclipse of analogue technology and the dissolution of identity in the digital era. The graphic score (the length and structure of which is determined by Fibonacci Numbers) is drawn on digital camera flash units, projected on to the retinas of the individual musicians – a technique originally explored by Ed Baxter a while back at LSO Soundhub. The rough for opera performance is on 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm at The Cockpit Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.
The final line up (subject to availability) is likely to comprise: Rodney Earl Clarke: voice (Rochester, New York); Richard Scott: voice (Eastman Kodak); Ed Baxter: text, direction; Louise Goodwin: percussion; Elo Masing: amplified violin; Markus Sasse: bass guitar; Milo Thesiger-Meacham: electric guitar; and Chris Weaver: electronics. (Peter Lanceley is indisposed).

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