Friday 20th November 7.30pm & 8.30pm
my secret heart
Streetwise Opera Company
giving homeless people a voice
‘Inspired and inspiring’
The Guardian (4 stars) review of world premiere at the Royal Festival Hall
Sir Sean Connery, Edinburgh International Film Festival
Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award (Audience Development)
Mira Calix shortlisted for British Composer Awards
My Secret Heart is an inspirational production, which visits Taliesin for its Welsh premiere, and only appearance in Wales to date, on Friday 20th November (7.30pm & 8.30pm), before continuing a world tour which includes New York, Tokyo and Sydney. It is a groundbreaking music and film installation commissioned by Streetwise Opera Company; an award-winning charity who use music as a tool to help people who have experienced homelessness to move forward in their lives.
The piece is inspired by Allegri’s 17th Century choral work Miserere Mei. It exists as a seamless 360-degree screen, using the innovative techniques of Flat-e, featuring Streetwise performers in leaping silhouettes. Added to this, leading composer Mira Calix uses recordings of 100+ Streetwise performers singing Gregorio Allegri’s 17th century piece. She combines these with strings and electronics to create a haunting and awe-inspiring soundscape. Surround sound devised by sound designer, Dave Sheppard allows you to immerse yourself in an audio visual performance.
Tickets are available on 01792 60 20 60 at just £5 each for either of two performances starting at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on the 20th. An inspiring piece not to be missed.