A SHOW combining theater and live music is coming to Dyke and District Village Hall as part of the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival.
Lost in Music is a gig-theatre production staged by the arts organization Magnetic North and inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
The show, with music by Kim Moore and text by Nicholas Bone, follows the tragedy of doomed couple Orpheus and Eurydice as they journey to hell and back.
Lost in Music tells the ancient story through the voices of young musicians, telling us what music means to them and how it influences their lives, friendships and self-esteem.
A multi-talented ensemble including Robin Campbell, Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells, Alex Rex) and Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop, Jill Lorean, bdy_prts) take the helm of the show, which arrives at Dyke and District Village Hall on the 25th September at 7 p.m.
Each venue will also feature a local youth band, joining the cast for rehearsals and the show.
Mr Bone, who is also the artistic director of Magnetic North, said: “It’s really exciting for us to bring Lost in Music to Dyke Village Hall as part of the Findhorn Bay Festival.
“It’s wonderful to finally be able to get around the show, and it’s especially exciting to be able to play the show in the intimate setting of Dyke Village Hall.
“One of the show’s critics said it was ‘performed with exquisite panache by some of Scotland’s most adventurous musicians’ and we are delighted that a group of young local musicians can join them on stage in the performance framework.”
Songs by Kim Moore, Alex Neilson, Jill O’Sullivan, Emily Phillips and Claire Willoughby will feature prominently in the performance, while Mr Bone’s text aims to capture the eternal power of music.
Mr Bone’s most recent work for Magnetic North includes Aberdeen by David Fennessy (Spitalfields Festival and Sound Festival), Erewhon by Arthur Meek and Eva Prowse (Summerhall and Christchurch Arts Festival), Our Fathers by Rob Drummond and Nicholas Bone (Traverse and touring), Some Other Stars by Clare Duffy (Oran Mor and Traverse), A Walk at the Edge of the World by Nicholas Bone, Sans Manner and Ian Cameron.
Apart from Magnetic North, he has also contributed to London Road by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork (Bristol Old Vic), Denton and Me by Sam Rowe (Arches and Summerhall), Osama the Hero by Dennis Kelly (NIDA, Sydney) and Kora by Tom McGrath (Dundee representative).
Lead musician Kim Moore studied at Glasgow University before joining indie pop band Zoey Van Goey.
Since then, she has collaborated through experimental and contemporary electronic music in projects for dance, theater, cinema.
Ms. Moore also produces music under the name WOLF.
His catalog of composition and sound design includes works on Faslane by Jenna Watt, Blow Off by AJ Taudevin, Little Red and Tigertale/Tiger for Barrowland Ballet, Birdbones by Peter Lannon and Ellie Dubois, Mouthpiece for Traverse Theater and Dolls for National Theater of Scotland.
A host of other musicians also take on direct roles in the series, including North Ayrshire actress, singer and musician Rachel Campbell, a graduate of New College Lanarkshire.
She is joined by Scottish Borders actor, musician and performer Xenia Garden, who plays harp, guitar and trumpet.
A 2022 graduate of Mountview’s Acting-Musician Course, she starred as Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical (directed by Ritchard Fitch and Nicholas Chave) during her training.
Glasgow musician Alex Neilson handles drum duties, who is also a singer and songwriter who has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the international underground.
In 2008 he founded the psychedelic folk band Trembling Bells, which released six critically acclaimed albums in ten years and toured the UK, Europe, North and South America.
Jill O’Sullivan completes the list of performers.
Glasgow-based multi-instrumentalist/singer/composer, Ms. O’Sullivan writes and performs in the worlds of popular music, theater and dance.
Since releasing three critically acclaimed albums with her band Sparrow and the Workshop (formed in 2008), she has continued to collaborate with a host of renowned musicians and perform at prestigious music festivals across the UK. United and Europe.
She was recently a guest DJ on BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart Show and recently released a full album as Jill Lorean.