Commissioned as part of the National Opera Studio’s 40th anniversary celebrations, Salvage (2018) was written in collaboration with poet Jacqueline Saphra. Based on Norse mythology, Salvage tells of the self-interested, hedonistic survivors of a future Earth ravaged by climate change. The full opera will be developed at the Britten Pears Foundation with support from Plum Arts in 2019.
Setting a short story by Hunter S Thomson, Hurricane Zoo (2016) follows Thompson’s alter-ego, Duke, who uses a mescaline trip to rage against the failed promises of the American Dream. Hurricane Zoo was made with support by Gestalt Arts, Tête à Tête and Second Movement.
Performed in a disused factory in East London, Silvertown (2017) was written for the London Festival of Architecture 2017. New text by Annie Freud explored the history of the local area and the work was performed by experimental choir, Musarc.