Wednesday 6th of July 2016
The artwork will come to life through the voices of a choir of Chinese classical singers. It is probably the most important component of the piece.
From a conceptual point of view, the vices of the opera singers will bring an epic layer of ‘high-brow seriousness’ to the piece; something which I hope will also contribute to creating a subtle humor and irony with regards to the way the Financial Market is often perceived by those who… don’t work in finance.
So far I have put several ads around the internet and offline, in the tangible world.
The fact that I am looking for opera singers, capable of singing in Chinese Mandarin is making my search rather difficult.
On the other hand, after contacting the many music schools in London, I have soon realised that summer is also a synonym of holidays and despite the helpful departments of some of the institutions I contacted, I haven’t made any contact with potential singers and noprogress with recording the sound component of the piece.
On a different note, there are some good news with regards to a funding application I made a little while ago. The British Council has decided to support the project and the Connections Through Culture bursary will join the Travel Bursary from A-N and contribute to support the solo show at the MoCA. Amazing!
This also means I will be able to pay the singer a bit more than I had anticipated. Provided I can find some :)