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ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS

SHOWCASE APRIL - MAY 2018


I’m delighted to welcome you to the AMATA Showcase 2018 to celebrate the work of our graduating students in Dance, Theatre, Acting and Music. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase and share the creative talent being cultivated right here in Cornwall. As ever, our students have taken on the challenges and opportunities that an education with us provides and are now ready to share their work with you, the audience. We aim to equip our students with the skills they need to make great careers in very competitive industries and we are deeply grateful to all our artistic partners and collaborators, who continue to offer generous support to our students and their learning.

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I’d like to thank all those involved in the Showcase, particularly our academic and administrative staff and technical team and to congratulate our brilliant students on their hard work over the last three years. I encourage all who attend to see as much of the work as possible, and to join us now in celebrating the artistes, performance-makers and creative producers of the future.

Terrie Fender Director Academy of Music and Theatre Arts


Monday 30 April

FESTEN BY THOMAS VINTERBERG, MOGENS RUKOV & BO HR. HANSEN ADAPTED FOR THE ENGLISH STAGE BY DAVID ELDRIDGE. ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN LONDON BY MARLA RUBIN PRODUCTIONS LTD 14:00 and 19:00 Studio A

The Hansen’s gather at the family-owned country guest house to celebrate their father, Helge’s 60th birthday. In the wake of their sibling, Linda’s recent suicide, this celebration (‘festen’ in Danish) sees them determined to return to the good old days and be a happy family once again. But the birthday speeches reveal far more than anyone had bargained for. FESTEN is a roller-coaster ride into the heart of a taboo that might make you laugh at things you shouldn’t!

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Cast (in order of appearance): Christian: Petter Kjærnsbeck Michael: Munyaradzi Lewis Paradzai Mette: Abigail Ibbetson Little Girl/Linda: Letitia Payne Lara: Charlotte Turner Helene: Florence Webb Else: Catherine Libby Helge: Will Strike Pia: Molly Heckford Helmut: Josef Cooper Poul: Kozby Lloyd Grandfather/Kim: James Clarkson Joanie: Jessica Dobbie Director: Aiden Condron Stage Manager: Abigail Ibbetson

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Tuesday 1 May

THE TRIAL BY FRANZ KAFKA ADAPTATION BY STEVEN BERKOFF 14:00 and 19:00 Studio A

“When in this life that demands so mercilessly that we be ready at every moment, can one find a moment to make oneself ready?” Joseph K wakes up and realises he’s been arrested. He believes that the Law should be accessible to everyone, but on reflection he decides to wait… Joseph K is waiting. Joseph K is accused. What of? Who are those who accuse him? Who is Joseph K? An adaptation of Kafka’s captivating and timeless novel The Trial.

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Joseph K: Pete Cruise Joseph K: Florence Hoffman Priest: Lois Harvey Laundress: Hannah Lowrie Guard 1, Huld: Peter Bryant Guard 2, Bailiff: Matthew Hobbs The whipper: Tobias Colmer Mrs Grubach: Martha Hope Beal Leni: Brie Eteson Inspector: Emily Jane May Student, Block: Sepi Bellard Miss Burstner: Deryn Hawkins Author: Franz Kafka Adaptation: Steven Berkoff Director: Agnieszka Blonska This amateur production of ‘Trial, The (Berkoff)’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

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Wednesday 2 May

Wednesday 2 May

INVISUS DANCE COMPANY

UNDER MILK WOOD

13:00 Studio B

14:00 and 19:00 Studio A

Invisus presents Virago, an exciting performance that explores and demonstrates the impact of hierarchy, equality, and power. Power of women, power of men, power within the industry, power of mothers is all explored throughout the performance. With this engaging piece, the audience will be exposed to an array of striking movement, created to question the roles of the powerful.

“You can hear the houses sleeping in the streets, in the slow deep salt and silent black bandaged night”

Jade Crowther Elizabeth Edwards Stefani Chertsova Amy Nuttall Adam Cobb Charlotte Darren Katie Irons Emily Birchall facebook.com/InvisusDance

In this wonderful work by legendary playwright Dylan Thomas, we discover the secret life of the quirky and unusual folk of Llareggub, a small seaside town in the south of Wales. A delightful and peculiar tale, we follow the community from the early hours of one spring morning, to discover their innermost thoughts, ghosts and hidden desires... Cast (in order of appearance): Louella Gaskell, Laura Ward, Luke Parkinson, David Smith, Fletcher Legg, Georgie-Jane Osborne, Eirik Fosstveit, Harry Rhys-Curtis, Linn-Birgitte Tronvik, Orla Daffern, Jenna Picton, Kia Valentine , Amelia Gibbs Director: John Macneill This amateur production of ‘Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition)’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

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Wednesday 2 May

Thursday 3 May

SPUR DANCE COMPANY RIPE RUIN

SHE’S WHAT’S LEFT PRESENTS DISTURBING RESONANCE

16:00 Studio C

12:00 Studio C

It starts with breath… The unknown Be brave Take space then… You’re flying.

Blindfolded, you will enter a volatile space where energies change rapidly.

It is in an instant that it happens, the dance carries you or lets you fall. Helen Lamb Ruth Hedley XianCui Ng YiXuan Kwek Bella Blythe Pepi Koleva Freya Staniforth Zachary McCullough

A space full of gang symbols, choreographing robots and an 87 year old violin. She’s What’s Left. What have we become and what have we lost? Prepare to be moved physically and emotionally through the experience of disturbing resonance. Keir Clyne Abbey Adams Hannah Warren Andrea Isaksen Eva Smoriginaite Eloise Kilkelly-Doyle Chreeb Mansfield

Wednesday 2 May

Thursday 3 May

METANOIA

COMPANY LOK

18:00 Studio B

13:00 Studio B

Metanoia presents ‘Troika’, a triple bill performance exploring individuality through different forms.

Company LOK is pleased to present HEEDLESS, an upcoming performance that has been created collaboratively. This performance takes the audience on journey through the common feeling of isolation, focussing on the obliviousness of the support around them. The audience is led through the personal stages of realization and overcoming of loneliness.

‘Encounters’ explores the connectivity between us all as individuals through the physical, technological and experiential. ‘Bridge’ is a physical approach to exploring diversity within the different individualities and ranges of dance styles that this carries. ‘HEAL’ is about the individual healing process of accepting one’s past. Agne Sotirovic, Amy Munday, Anna Pecinova, Brandon Holloway, Bryony Iles, Catherine Sleeman, Iana Sudziarska, Maria Evans, Rebecca Moss, Tuisku Toivonen, Tuulia Soininen, Zachary McCullough

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Lewis Bristow, Holly Jones, Thomas Mason, Brandon Holloway, Darcie Webb, Katherine Sweet, Minnie Edwards, Morgan Greenslade, Yixuan Kwek, Maria Evans

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HER

By Rebecca Lenkiewicz

NAKESDK

Image credit: Sapphire Stewart

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Thursday 3 May

Thursday 3 May

HER NAKED SKIN BY REBECCA LENKIEWICZ

NEXUS PERFORMS 7 FEET BELOW

14:00 and 19:00 Studio A

18:00 Studio B

“Only be thou strong and very Courageous”

Examining transparency regarding human emotions, life processes and consolidating bodies together we explore the articulation of the body as if we see through flesh and only see the skeleton. At times you may not be able to define who we are or our representations when we take you on a journey into a different world, our own world. We also want to express the connectivity we attach ourselves to when we are vulnerable and the invisible connection to strangers and people close to us.

This year is 100 years since women gained the right to vote. How much did they have to fight? 1913, London. The militant suffragette movement is at its peak. In the streets and inside Holloway Prison, women of all classes are battling side-by-side for their rights. Defiant and harsh, Lenkiewicz’s play holds nothing back, delivering a heartbreaking and human portrait of women’s struggle. Company: Sarah Spurr, Megan Howell, Lise Ravna, Freya Parr, Madison Waitling, Andrea Hoff Utne, Molly Ingle, Caroline Smith, Lucy Harverson, Jordan Abbott, Nils Baecker, Axel Carlsson

Co-founders: Ayesha Fazal, Molly Birnie, Kimberley Lippe Performers: Boon Wongpaison, Isobel Bridge, Indigo Matthews, Ben Mandeville Photographer: Tom Johnson Musician: Freya Roy Illustrator: Pylin Manchee

Director: Mark Laville

Friday 4 May

Age guidance: 12 yrs + This production contains loud noises, nudity, and scenes which might cause upset or offence. This amateur production of ‘Her Naked Skin’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

TRIBUS 12:00 Studio C

Tribus presents a triple-bill performance from three very different choreographers. First, Colourful Envision explores live art by using bodies as paintbrushes, followed by Merched – an exploration into identity by an all-female cast. Finally, Tenvis Tripudium looks closely at the connections between a human's experiences from an inside and outside viewpoint. Daisy Nash, Sophie Lorimer, Kate Spavins

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CORTEX

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Friday 4 May

Friday 4 May

PRIMO DANCE COMPANY

SYZYGY DANCE COMPANY

13:00 Studio B

18:00 Studio B

Introducing Primo Dance Company’s Double Bill:

Syzygy Dance Company would like to present ‘Circuit’, a performance inspired by the mind and body’s relationship with each other. This piece of work looks at exploring how our movement is influenced by daily experiences in and out of our own minds, responding to things we see and do every day. Circuit collaborates with other forms of art to create an abstract contemporary dance performance.

Our first piece, TRACES seeks to explore ideas of relationships through touch and what may be left behind in the absence of another. CORTEX looks at the simplicity of touch. Together we explore the natural reactions of our bodies and responses to one another. Artistic Directors: Natasha Dawkes, Vicki Stone, Laura Jameson-Cook, Holly Howell Performers: Agne Sotirovic, Ben Mandeville, Freya Staniforth. Georgina Jarrett, Nina Ferrari, Jess Smith, Jorge Silva Assistant Choreographer for piece two: Jorge Silva

Company Founders: Adele Sargent, Holly Taylor, Lara Tilly Winnet Additional Company Members: Robyn Alvarez, Madeleine Buckingham, Laura Cutlan, Jenna Smithan

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Tuesday 8 May

THE UNTRAINED

ELIZA MAY

18:00 The VOID

12:00 Studio K

The Untrained explores the relationship between ‘untrained’ young adults and dance. By placing their movement in a studio setting this four-screen installation piece questions how and why people dance in social situations, such as in clubs, events and raves. Taking inspiration from dance in social situations throughout history The Untrained aims to encourage the audience to question the function and meaning of dance to non-dancers.

Eliza May is a local singer-songwriter from Birmingham. She takes inspiration from artists such as Tori Kelly and Corinne Bailey Rae giving her music an indie pop and acoustic feel. As an upcoming artist, Eliza gigs regularly as a solo artist and with a full band, consisting of Sophie Snelling, Jakob Biddle, Jamie Farnell and Nathan Walter. Eliza recently released her latest single called ‘The Fall’ and the essence of her performance will be based around that concept.

Pip Rabach

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SYZYGY

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Tuesday 8 May

LISTENING LOUNGE FEATURING

FLORENCE BIRD

12:00-20:00 Comp Live Room

Following her career as an international deep house vocalist with producers including Maceo Plex and AKA AKA, Florence has since expanded her career prospects. Presenting a collection of solo and dual projects Florence endeavours to represent her abilities as both a vocalist and a songwriter incorporating new elements of ambience and cassette-loops into her work.

JAY BEALE Jay Beale is an artist and producer originally from Bristol, interested in mixing live sounds; often field recordings, with those digital. He began making a wide range of electronic music, but is now predominantly focused on making Electronica, as well as occasionally Synth-Pop and House. jaybeale.com

BOX PRODUCTIONS This is a collection of songs from mixed styles created by artists such as Milo Gore, Charlotte Lloyd-Butler, Madame President, all produced by Stanley Box. Stanley Box

DANIEL EDWARDS Daniel Edwards is a passionate instrumental songwriter and arranger based in Cardiff, with an interest in composition for Welsh media and collaboration with other artists, musical and otherwise. Coming from a visual arts background as well as a musical background, Daniel approaches music in a carefully planned manner, drawing on a wide range of influences and styles to create music with purpose and direction.

DINAH HAYWARD Dinah Hayward, an experimental electroacoustic composer, presents a range of compositions to showcase different aspects of her fixed media practice. These incorporate field recording, audio collage, sound design, vocals and poetry. The work is atmospheric, textural and reflects the eclectic musings of a sonic adventurer.

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JAMIE FARNELL Jamie Farnell presents two complementary studio practices. As a recording engineer, mix engineer and producer, he works in a wide range of genres including pop, soul, rock and jazz. His second practice concerns analogue electronics. He designs high quality analogue studio equipment, focusing on exposing and exploiting the natural characteristics of valves and transistors. He warmly invites all to come and try out the equipment, and hear the quality for themselves. hunteraudio.co.uk

NED ARMSTRONG My focus for the last year has been to create this record, combining analogue and digital recording equipment to create a textured and cohesive body of work. For this project I took influence from Neutral Milk Hotel, Dr. Dog and Bob Dylan, amongst others, in an attempt to combine a poetic folk lyricism with grandiose and sometimes dissonant arrangements. With thanks to all my friends and family. nedarmstrong.bandcamp.com

TECHNOLOGY A plethora of sounds generated from a dystopian future. Darcy Hodgkinson

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MADDIE-LILY

SAMANTHA JADE WEBB

Singer/songwriter Maddie-Lily presents a selection of original songs, featuring vocals from various female artists. Stripped back and raw, Maddie’s writing style possesses a plethora of stylistic elements; from intimate jazz-influenced guitar, soulful gospel harmonies and R&B-based percussion. Through her profound lyrics Maddie-Lily aims to create an emotionally evocative environment, in which listeners will personally engage and interact, not only with the musical medium, but also with the fervent poetics that each track entertains. Madeline Rowland, Jamie Farnell: Producer, Maya Diegel: Vocalist, Meg Wassell: Vocalist

Samantha is a singer songwriter and visual artist, bringing abstract art and music together in her album ‘Birds’ which is accompanied by a book of lyrics and paintings. The album uses her favourite birds as vessels in which to tell stories ranging from fairytales to the everyday, all of which are told through delicate vocals and a small collection of instruments.

ELF MACHINER The sounds of Elf Machiner were created to take you on a psychedelic journey whether you’re piloting a spacecraft, on the dancefloor, sat on your sofa or even at AMATA. Dubstep, Psychedelic Dub and Electronica come together in this showcase of their latest work. Expect lots of deep and heavy bass, plenty of skanking, and more delays than the London Underground. Catherine Forest soundcloud.com/elf-machiner

CIARAN COYLE Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock

JAKOB Jakob is a Producer and Composer who uniquely incorporates rhythmic drumming influences into his composition and production style. Focusing on nuanced, experimental music production and sound design, Jakob creatively mixes his versatile multiinstrumental background into his electronic and sample based compositions, creating a nebulous blend of contemporary electronic and instrumental bliss. Jakob Biddle. Collaborators: Holly Kehoe (Eliza May), Daniel Edwards Lee Bouzida (Lee Robert), Andrew Lovesay soundcloud.com/jakob_biddle amata.org.uk/whatson

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SAM SANGER This work is a mix of live instruments, samples, and hardware synths, inspired by lo-fi sampling, smooth jazz and hip hop. The result is half easy listening, half aestheticised nostalgia. samsangersounds.com

Tuesday 8 May

LOUISE AMANDA MUSIC 15.00 Studio A

Louise Amanda Music presents ‘This is it’; the immense performance to finish it all. Calling on all she’s learnt in the last three years, Louise explores themes of perseverance, strength, acceptance, and everything it takes to get there. With taiko drums, strings, vocals, bass, guitar, saxophone, and more, ‘This is it’ is a huge high energy performance bound to make audience members leave in higher spirits than they entered. Louise Paine, Anna Stokes, Ellie Atkinson-Sporle, Holly Kehoe-Kingsley, Ronnie Cook, Sophie Snelling, Sam Wilkins, Owain Hanford louiseamandamusic.com

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DARCY HODGKINSON

JAMES FARNELL

JAY BEALE

MADDIE ROWLAND

SAMANTHA WEBB

STANLEY BOX

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LIPS

UNSUNG HEROINES

CHARLOTTE LLOYD-BUTLER

Bennetts of Camborne and Cornish Study Library, Redruth".

LOUISE AMANDA

KIZZY PORTER

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Tuesday 8 May

LUKE HAYES-MIDDLETON 15:00 The VOID

I have created all the sound for two games and would love to share them with everyone. They're great fun and everyone should come have a look! Tedious Cat Animal Puree Tuesday 8 May

LIPS SUNBRUISE 17:00 Studio K

LIPS - combines dreamy synths and guitars with powerful and sharp rhythms, creating a unique blend of indie, new wave and dream pop. For fans of beautifully simple, sad and selective song writing and bands such as Alvvays, Built To Spill and Real Estate. SUNBRUISE – Five-piece noise band combining dark psychedelia, heavy shoegaze and progressive rock. The ambient psychrockers combine soft ominous verses with dark and heavy riffs. Creating sinister atmospheres and complex textures, Sunbruise explore the depths of psychedelic sub-genres.

‘Unsung Heroines’ is produced and scripted by Christina Symons and performed by Christina, together with several friends who lend their amazing singing, playing and storytelling talents to bring this history to life. Christina Symons Elena Atkinson-Sporle Sally Burley Renieta Pashova Debbie Simpson Anna Stokes Alan Symons Matthew Woolley Tuesday 8 May

CHARLOTTE LLOYD-BUTLER 20:00 Studio A

‘Graceful, atmospheric indie’ singersongwriter Charlotte Lloyd-Butler graces the AMATA Showcase. Crafting songs ‘reminiscent of folk artists such as Big Thief and Daughter’, Charlotte and her band work to create a ‘grand soundscape to accompany the delicate lyrics’ whilst preserving the intimacy of her ‘haunting’ voice and acoustic folk roots. Charlotte Lloyd-Butler, Zachariah O’Loughlin, Sam Wilkins, James Scarle, Christina Smith, Louise Paine charlottelloydbutlermusic.com

Tuesday 8 May

Wednesday 9 May

UNSUNG HEROINES

KIZZY PORTER

19:00 Studio L

13:00 Studio L

“Heave away, Haul away!”, “Come all brother tradesmen!” – British traditional folksong contains many work related songs sung from the male perspective. Our female ancestors did their share and this performance contains rare folksongs which recognise the contribution made to the Industrial Revolution by women.

Kizzy Porter is a composer and performer based in Truro, Cornwall. Her current pieces of work primarily feature looped guitar patterns, and they showcase a range of different playing techniques. kizzyportermusic.com

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Wednesday 9 May

Wednesday 9 May

MONETTÉ ALLISON

MAGICK IAN

14:00 Studio E

16:00-21:00 The VOID

The Door to Monett’es mind.

One Thousand Days: phantasmagoria

Prepare to be enchanted by her deliciously thick, ethereal vocals and raw honest lyrics. She is not one to be missed.

1. Inspired by dream like states and ritual, this piece exhibits the process of discovering my personal identity as an artist. The audio visual installation draws from influences and projects undertaken during the past three years, whilst also reflecting on a life-time of subliminal factors. Explored through film and sound art, the self-filmed sequences layered with collected found sounds and composition, are representational of my creative identity. Alyson Gilliland magickianart.co.uk

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BENJAMIN LINCOLN 15:00-21:00 Studio G

‘Vignettes’ is an audiovisual space that investigates the creation of deep immersion. By juxtaposing still image with sound, this work attempts to blur the temporal limits of both mediums, forcing us to move beyond these boundaries and into a space between. Within this space, we are invited simply to exist, experiencing an intimate and immersive relationship to affective audiophotography. benjaminlincolnsound.com Wednesday 9 May

JASPER AND THE ISLAND 16:00 Studio K

Jasper and the Island is a Country band featuring Olivia Jasper and her wonderfully talented friends. They are inspired by the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Ward Thomas, Little Big Town and Midland. Jasper and the Island wishes to represent the truth, fun and beauty of country music in it’s simplest form with a strong female narrative.

Wednesday 9 May

PEARL LOVE 18:00 Studio L

Through honest song writing and delicate vocals Pearl embraces the beauty found in vulnerability, recalls memories and invites her listeners to experience the world as she sees it. Sincere and evocative, her performance features an array of musicians she’s worked with throughout her time at AMATA. Anna Stokes - Vocals Beau Harrison - Percussion Catherine Hillier - Clarinet Dylan Humphreys - Saxophone Harry Collis - Trumpet Kristina Zubrickaitė - Cello Sam Wilkins - Bass Sam Mackulin - Violin pearllovemusic.com

Olivia Jasper, Meg Wassell, Daniel Edwards, Nathan Cole, Holly Kehoe-Kingsley, Jack Ferry, Jake Wild jasperandtheisland.com

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MAGICK IAN

PEARL LOVE

PHIL INNES

LUKE MOSS: DEPRESSION DIARIES

CITATIONS

MEG WASSELL

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Wednesday 9 May

Wednesday 9 May

PHIL INNES

HATTIE CATTELL

19:00 Comp Live Room

21:00 Studio K

Two pieces presented as video documents with headphone sound.

Hattie Cattell is a folk/rock singer songwriter from the North, currently based in Falmouth, Cornwall, influenced by artists such as Shilpa Ray, Soko and Mark Lanegan, Hattie's haunting voice explores honest and vulnerable lyricism.

POISON is a participatory audio-visual installation with live performance element. Created in collaboration with a team of creatives at The Radiant Gallery in Plymouth. Poison is an exploration of the emotional, physical, and neurobiological effects on children, of growing up with parents who have alcohol or substance addictions. 46 is a composition for electric guitar. It is an accompaniment to the number 46 bus. philinnesmusic.co.uk

Hattie Cattell Joseph Gubby Ian Sivertsen Richard Walker (Plus Guest) Wednesday 9 May

CITATIONS

Wednesday 9 May

21:00 Studio A

LUKE MOSS: DEPRESSION DIARIES

Citations are comprised of four songwriters with a common goal in mind; to write song after song and play gig after gig. Their songs encapsulate hints of youth and love but also serious notes through metaphorical lyrics, hard hitting anthems and good old-fashioned riffs. Originating from a small town in the geographic centre of Cornwall; these lads have built a solid reputation for catchy tunes and energetic shows.

20:00 Studio B

Depression Diaries is a collection of work written by Luke Moss over the past two years, which are his experiences dealing with his mental health and depression. It will explore stories told through different mediums, using audio and visual content. This immersive piece is based on art installations, but adapted for a live performance. From Raw power, to delicate moments, Luke Moss’s Depression Diaries give you an insight into the mind, exploring positives and negatives of his mental health. (Band 1) Kieran Clark, Charlie Horne, Jake Hougham, Jack Gilbody (Band 2) Kieran Clark, Milo Gore, Christina Smith, Max Waymark, Luke Parkinson facebook.com/lukemossmusic

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Lead Vocals: Luke Scott Burdge Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals: John Logan Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals: Jack Chapman Drums: Jack Gibbons facebook.com/citationsband Thursday 10 May

CALLUM STRANGE 12:00 Studio R

Presenting a selection of new digital musical instruments, including a powerful bass synthesizer and pounding drum machine, alongside a new digital game aimed at introducing young people to music in a fun and informative way.

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Wednesday 9 May

LISTENING LOUNGE FEATURING:

ELLIS GREEN

12:00-20:00 Comp Live Room

An impression of the film ‘Bella in the Witch Elm’ by Tom Lee Rutter.

HAWEN

Ellis’s soundtrack re-interprets a phantasmagoric mood piece chronicling the infamous unsolved murder mystery of Hagley Wood in the rural side of the West Midlands. Using analogue synthesisers, tape loops, ambient guitar and haunting drones Ellis’s interpretation is a nod to German Expressionist cinema and the ghost stories of M.R James.

Hawen is a songwriter/topliner, based in Oslo Norway. During her third year she got signed to Toothfairy Label and Management in Sandvika, Norway. She has currently released two singles, ‘Brighter’ – with the Swedish producer artist ILYAA and ‘Gravity’ – with William French. This final piece of work represents her best 12 songs she has written this last few months with various producer artists and songwriters in Oslo. You can expect songs of different range, different energy and sound, but as an over all impression of her skills as a songwriter and topliner. Anne Michaelsen hawenmusic.com

ETHAN JAMES Ethan’s album ‘elver’ features layers of found sounds, sparse instrumentation and audio sampling. The musical ideas are presented in a patient and minimal fashion with each song flowing into the next. The piece is intentionally a continuous composition and takes the listener through many different cinematic soundscapes.

TREEHOUSE

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40-minute piece. Between 8-10 tracks played from 1-10.

RHYS HARRISON

Jonny Cutts: Guitar, Drums, Production Stanley Perry: Bass, Drums, Production

ANNA STOKES Anna has collaborated with film students to compose soundtracks for three original short films. Trying her hand at filmmaking herself, Anna has also filmed footage of landscapes around Falmouth, creating music in response to the themes of natural beauty versus the manmade.

SAMSARA Death Becomes Us All Samsara South West Sludge Edward Mark Gilfillan Lewis samsaracult.com

Rhys Harrison, guitarist/vocalist for Prolez and Ticked Bag, brings you his first collection of solo pieces, written and produced by himself. This project is further afield from his heavier works, and focuses more grounded subjects. Kizzy Porter, Angus Roberts-Carey, YBOT soundcloud.com/rhysharrisonmusic

MYSELFXUS MyselfxUs is a production partnership run by music producer, composer and engineer Joe Cazzulini. The showcase will cover an array of up and coming artists he has produced. The genres range from indie pop and singer song writer to gospel and alt-soul. Expect exciting new music from talented artists who are passionate about their crafts! His attention to detail and desire for excellence brings the artist’s music centre stage and his collaborative approach empowers others to freely create. Joseph Cazzulini

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PREZ HOTLAS

HAWEN

CATHERINE HILLIER

LIAM SMITH

LUCIID

NIKHIL PAHWA

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PREZ Prez is an experimental solo acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, from Poland, grown up in Devon. The performance will contain a compilation of solo guitar pieces influenced by modern fingerstyle guitar pioneers and, multi guitar experimentation inspired by minimalism and sound experimentation. “Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don't deny them. Work within your restrictions. Some things you can do better than others, some things you can't do as well. So, accentuate the positive’’ Chet Atkins Przemyslaw ‘Prez’ Hotlas prezguitar.com

LEE ROBERT ‘Black Holes & Heavy Souls’ is the third studio album from British gritpop artist Lee Robert. The record is a collection of songs spanning a variety of guitar heavy sounds, with songwriting about love, loss, distaste, regret and a sense of undeniable bitterness. This is an exclusion pre-release showcase, for the record itself will not be out until 25 May. An opportunity not to be missed.

a culturally evocative soundtrack to the short film Coalesce. In this soundtrack he recomposed the traditional folk song ‘Cornwall My Home’ over several sketches - showcasing his best compositional work to date. Vinny Stelzer (Coalesce Short Film) Mirela Achkova (Cloaked Animation) Claire Holland (Dystopian Tales Animation) Jade Sellick (Nomadic Transitions Short Film) arccomposer.com

CHRIS PARKS Presentation of recorded work from aspects of a portfolio career including solo work, instrumental pieces and collaborations with artists and institutions. Wednesday 9 May

DEBBIE SIMPSON 13:00 Studio L

Debbie is a singer and pianist. She is creating a performance of music which takes poetry and turns it into song. She will also be incorporating songs from other artists, which she has re-imagined for the piano and violin. Debbie Simpson, Samantha Mackulin

Lee Robert

Wednesday 9 May

Session performances from: Ché Lindor, Louisa Hygate, Naveed CaonBeik, Jack Fitt, Samantha Mackulin, Daniel Edwards, Jakob Biddle, Eliza May

MEG WASSELL

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ANGUS ROBERTS-CAREY (COMPOSER) Angus Roberts-Carey has collaborated with multiple Falmouth students across a range of courses. A.R.C has a highly contemporary approach to composing. With specialisms in sound design and composition, his soundtracks create an equilibrium between the two fields. Taking influence from Olafur Arnolds and Max Richter, A.R.C has created

15:00 Studio K

“A voice that can power a small town” Dan Edwards, musician Meg Wassell breathes new life into jazz, blues and soul. Intense, intricate song writing, powerful and potent vocals. Meg Wassell, Chris Coomes, Jamie Farnell, Jasmine Naila, Jake Wild Wednesday 9 May

EZMAY GRACE 17.00 Studio E

‘Who lives sees, but who travels sees more.’ Join Cornish folk musician and BBC Introducing artist Ezmay Grace for a story

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of love, travel and adventure at this year’s AMATA Showcase. Become immersed in a tale of incredible experience and exploration of self. Follow a desperate young man as he travels across the World in search of his longlost childhood sweetheart. Ezmay Jopling Wednesday 9 May

ALEXANDER BECKETT 17:00 Studio R

Forte’s 1973 publication The Structure of Atonal Music provides the foundations for this Set-Theoretical exploration. The third piece of Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstücke - Bewegte, will be the seemingly harmonically-unruly subject. Not only will the presentation provide interest to the regular post-tonal listener, but may provide the casual listener an avenue into understanding the uses of Set-Theory in a post-tonal context. Yet, do the uses of Set-Theory in fact branch out further than one expects? This is a truly unmissable event. Wednesday 9 May

SAULIUS 18:00 Studio L

Join Saulius for an acoustic, unplugged musical experience. The performance will mark the release of Saulius’ debut album ‘Write Down Your Dream’ which has been recorded at Falmouth University between June 2017 and February 2018. Saulius is a Lithuanian songwriter, vocalist and classical guitarist from Vilnius.

Wednesday 9 May

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN 20:00 Studio A

Combining their vast acoustic and rock influences, the Northern Ireland born busking duet come together to perform the entirety of their first self-produced album Flesh and Bark. Chris Tinsley Jamie Mehaffy Jamie Farnell (Guest Musician) everything-under-the-sun.bandcamp.com Wednesday 9 May

ARIELLE MILESKI 21:00 Studio K

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Dance DJ/producer Arielle Mileski is definitely one to watch! Specialising in melody-driven dance productions, Arielle brings power to her style by mixing euphoric melodies with driving bass and kick combos to tear up the dance floor. Her innovative twists on House and Tech House are just the cherry on top of what promises to be an epic set! Get ready for one high energy performance you won’t soon forget: Arielle Mileski is here... facebook.com/ArielleMileskiOfficial

ARIELLE MILESKI

Piano: Teodora-Dalina Diaconeasa Drums: Beau Harrison Soprano Saxophone: Dylan Humphreys Voice, Classical Guitar: Saulius Jegelevičius Voice: Pearl Love Electric Bass: Jasmine Naila Voice: Elena Atkinson-Sporle Voice: Anna Stokes Voice: Chris Symons sauliusmusic.com

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EZMAY GRACE

ALEXANDER BECKETT

SAULIUS

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

TASH LAKE

FARE

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Friday 11 May

LISTENING LOUNGE FEATURING:

ELENA ATKINSON-SPORLE

12:00-20.00 Comp and Live Room

A capella groups and small ensembles join Elena to perform a range of original works in a mix of live video recordings and EP material. From frog foley to pentatonic polyrhythmic patchworks, Elena’s work explores the diverse potential of the voice.

EUAN BURDEKIN-TRIPP Instrumental hip hop concept EP comprising film score and dialogue samples.

LUCIID Electronic music producer Luciid presents his debut album ‘Identity’, comprised of independent and collaborative tracks. Luciid endeavours to convey a sense of his collaborators creative identities through each track, infusing them with his own distinctive sound and identity. Luciid invites you to share in this amalgamation of three years of personal and creative development. Michael Chubb instagram.com/lluuciid

ZAUDIO MUSIC PRODUCTIONS Come on down and celebrate with Zaudio Productions as we listen back to a selection of only the finest songs and homemade beats. From the soulful sounds of Ronnie Cook & Friends debut album to the awe-inducing ambience of Charlotte Lloyd-Butler’s next single, there’s something for everyone in this showcase of professional perfectionism. If you listen real carefully, you may even hear an exclusive, debut release of an original electronic ambient EP by Zaudio Productions come on down and find out! Zachariah O’Loughlin

LIAM SMITH A collection of compositions by Liam Smith for film and visual medias. In collaboration with Film, Animation and Game students at Falmouth University, Liam will share with you his work from the duration of this year. A contrast of musical styles which will take the listener on a journey through a variety of settings. composersmith.com amata.org.uk/whatson

Performers include: Chris Parks: Guitar Saulius Jegelevicius: Guitar, Vocals Tom Carr: Bass Anna Stokes: Vocals Chris Symons: Vocals Renieta Pashova: Vocals Pall Joensen: Vocals Callum Strange: Producer

YLLW A collaborative project headed by Joshua Palk. YLLW seeks to create pop music with an uncanny edge that embraces and fuses stylistics, working with his collaborators to bring about cross-pollination of genres. These genres vary from Synth-Pop to Ambient to Dark Disco. YLLW has collaborated with the likes of Charlotte Lloyd-Butler, Ronnie Cook and Fare. Joshua Palk yllwmusic.co.uk

MAREI Marei is an electronic, ambient and experimental producer/songwriter that incorporates DIY sound design and exploration into conceptual subgenres and production methods. He will be playing two of his new EPs as well as two videos accompanied by his music. Stian Andreas Sivertsen mareimusic.com

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NIKHIL Nikhil is a producer/songwriter/beatmaker from East London. His music style has been crafted from a blend of his roots originating in India and growing up in East London. Influenced by everything around him from garage, RnB and bashment to soul, jazz, bhangra and the classic hindi Bollywood music his grandparents would love to play. Nikhil’s unique interest in so many genres along with his multi-instrumental abilities makes him a producer to look out for with a very individual sound. Nikhil Pahwa soundcloud.com/nikhil-beats

LILY LYONS Lily Lyons is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from South West London who has been quietly making her not so quiet way around the UK gigging scene for the past year. Yet to have properly recorded any of her songs, these past few months have been an exciting time, finally taking her live solo set into the studio. This body of work explores love, loss and self reflection. Lily Edwards, Jack Shuter, Beau Harrison, Samuel Hollis lilylyonsmusic.com

CATHERINE HILLIER Catherine is a musician and composer for film and TV. Here, she presents a portfolio of her work, including short films by students on the BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography course. From travel and adventure to women’s rights issues, she reveals a glimpse into the diversity of her work whilst continuing to preserve her emotive style. She hopes to express to her audience the power of capturing a scene through music, and not just the lens. catherinehillier.com

YBOT Ybot is a dance music producer, known in Falmouth primarily for his Jungle DJ sets that provide a unique flavour within the area. With

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a wide variety of influences and a host of other brilliant musicians, Ybot is proud to present his debut album. Toby Bernard ybotmusic.com

LOZENJA Over time ambient music has become more popular both with in pop and library music. Therefore I have created an album that brings both ambient and library music together. The whole album is based around electronic harp and traditional harp intertwined with synths and drums to bring a classic instrument into the modern day sound, showing that it’s not just an instrument used for love songs and orchestras. I believe this could be the future for modern harpists.

LAURENCE WOODS lozenja.com Friday 11 May

FARE 13:00 Studio L

FARE performs her honest, delicate songs over lo-fi loops and ambient electric guitar, gently touching on themes of mental health, loss and the other not so sad stuff. Christina Smith facebook.com/FAREmus Friday 11 May

SPRÜDEL PRESENTS AÏDA’S LIVING ROOM 14:00-18:00 The VOID

SPRüDEL will recreate an Aïda-style living room and premiere a few of her tracks. This interactive multi-media installation will be SPRüDEL’s first ever event and will invite you into a dark but dreamy world to reflect Aïda’s thoughts and moods. Aïda Knipp spruedel.com

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Friday 11 May

AIDA’S LIVING ROOM

TASH LAKE 15:00 Studio K

Inspired by the progressive nature of musicians such as Maggie Rogers, SXA and Jorja Smith among many others, my music is situated in the contemporary realm of R&B. I have been collaborating with artists of similar creative intentions to find a more upbeat, empowering approach to my sound. Natasha Lake, Daniel Edwards, Luke Parkinson, Jakob Biddle, Kieran Clark, Kia Valentine, Georgie-Jane Osborne Friday 11 May

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18:00 Studio L

DAY is a singer/songwriter from Detroit, MI. Her multi-layered performance is rooted in West African spiritualism and explores the themes of ancestral pain, religion, love, and death. Sam Wilkins, Day Rickett, Beau Harrison, Darcy Hodgkins, Jack Fitt, Merryn Rosie Cocking songsbyday.com Friday 11 May

RONNIE COOK & FRIENDS 21:00 Studio A

Ronnie Cook and Friends are a Blues/Soul/ RnB/Funk inspired band based in the UK. With influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and BB King, their music is a combination of vintage and contemporary styles, all with a soulful feel.

RONNIE KIZZY COOK PORTER

Ronnie Cook Sam Wilkins, Zachariah O’Loughlin, Darcy Hodgkinson, Harry Collis, Sophie Rooke ronniecookandfriends.com

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INFORMATION & BOOKING All AMATA Showcase tickets are free, booking required: amata.org.uk/whatson To find out more about our upcoming public performances and events and to book tickets:

BOX OFFICE: 01326 259349 Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:30-16:30

Seats cannot be reserved. All tickets are subject to availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded and are subject to AMATA’s terms and conditions.

AMATA CAR PARK Free to park from 18.00-07.00 on weekdays. 13.00 on Saturday through to 07.00 Monday. Parking for AMATA permit holders only at all other times. Access also available from all other car parks on campus. Wheelchair users or those with specific access requirements, please telephone 01326 259349 if you require assistance.

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AMATA CAFÉ Relax as the AMATA Café Team warmly invite you to indulge in some luxuriously made hot drinks, delicious home-made locally sourced cakes, salads, toasted sandwiches or even some scrumptious soup. We also serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Our opening hours are weekdays 08:30-17:00 in term time and 08:30-15:00 out of term time. ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS Falmouth University Penryn Campus, Penryn TR10 9LX Telephone 01326 259349 boxoffice@falmouth.ac.uk amata.org.uk

Amata Showcase 2018  

AMATA Summer Showcase 2018 is a highlight of the creative calendar and a celebration of our graduates finest work; a culmination of three ye...

Amata Showcase 2018  

AMATA Summer Showcase 2018 is a highlight of the creative calendar and a celebration of our graduates finest work; a culmination of three ye...