INTERDISCIPLINARY OR HYBRID ARTS
PERMISSION TO SPEAK
An intimate choral portrait of what is often left unspoken.
Poised in the delicate space between concert and theatre, Permission to Speak explores the most universal of relationships – that of parent and child – as it exists and evolves through a lifetime.
This first-time collaboration between director Tamara Saulwick and composer Kate Neal pairs contemporary performance with musical composition to construct a revealing portrait of the experience of family.
Musings, diatribes, recollections and hindsight find voice as four performer/vocalists are fused in choral counterpoint with an assembly of pre-recorded voices. Built from interviews with people of all ages, Permission to Speak interweaves the complexities, parallels and paradoxes of this dynamic relationship.
Image: Pier Carthew
Chamber Made is the only Australian arts company wholly dedicated to creating original works located at the nexus of music and contemporary performance. The company is renowned for redefining artform boundaries and producing works that emerge from a deep collaborative dialogue across artform disciplines.
Bringing contemporary composition and performance dramaturgy together in ever-shifting forms, their works have been presented in theatres, recital halls, lounge-rooms, galleries, as well as and on iPads and online. The company has presented over 90 performance seasons in Australia and internationally and commissioned more than 40 new Australian works since it was founded in 1988.