Herakles! Is a new piece of music-theatre drawing on an eclectic range of influences from contemporary classical music, concrete poetry, slapstick comedy, free improvisation, Kabuki theatre and Broadway showstoppers, filtered through the highly idiosyncratic and avant-garde texts of Richard Foreman.
A surreal and absurdist take on the Herculean labours, this premiere performance from some of London’s most adventurous musicians will delight, baffle and enlighten in equal measure.
Chihiro Ono (violin)
Benedict Taylor (viola)
Sam Rice (doublebass)
Adam de la Cour (guitar and voice)
Tom Jackson and
Ivan Solano (clarinets)+ special guests