Juice Vocal Ensemble
Dancers: Gemma Payne, Alice Laidler, Andrea Just
Libretto: Kerry Andrew
Choreography: Andrew McNicol
This theatrical new work by Luke Styles features experimental vocal trio Juice and Trish Clowes' jazz/classical ensemble Tangent, performing alongside three live dancers. Blurring the boundaries between dancer and musician, this evocative piece retells a Native Canadian folk tale in a playful, highly dynamic way.
‘I'm thrilled to have the chance to create a new work for such dynamic forces as Juice, Tangent and dancers. The exposure and performance platform for this as part of the New Music Biennial only increase the excitement I have to compose something virtuosic, lyric, energised and with a touch of improvisation.’ Luke Styles
‘Juice are thrilled to have been selected for the New Music Biennial! It will be a huge pleasure to present our piece in Glasgow and at London's Southbank. We’re really looking forward to collaborating with Luke, Trish Clowes and Tangent, and working with a choreographer for the first time.’
For more information about all 20 pieces of the New Music Biennial, visit our page: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial
The Girls Who Wished to Marry Stars was commissioned by Juice Vocal Ensemble.
Produced with the support of partners and funders:
The performance of The Girls Who Wished to Marry Stars was recorded live by the BBC at the Southbank Centre, London on 6 July 2014 and broadcast on BBC Radio on 12 July 2014.