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Neil Luck

Real Telepaths

Real Telepaths is a 45 minute performance created and performed with members of Plus Minus Ensemble, Neil Luck, and a group of other musicians. The work is an act of visioning; a central performer, incased in a sound-proof foam cube attempts desperately to bring into alignment a diverse array of voices, instruments, radio signals and images. Questions of communication, personal relations, communal experiences, and imagined futures collate in a telepathic squall, finally (almost) coming into focus as a live accompanied cinematic image.

The work uses music already known by the players individually, reframed within a composed structure to create a performance that is unique to the ensemble. By drawing on the individual musical personalities of all the performers involved, Luck creates a primer, a catalogue, or a kind of lexicon of musical materials (in whatever style they play) based on empirical, abstract, and poetic qualities; key, tempo, weight, emotion, profundity, taste.

Real Telepaths at Southampton

The performance is an orchestration of these materials, presenting them collectively, individually, simultaneously, warped and twisted in tempo, character, sentiment, and technique. Threaded together by, and responding to a central spoken monologue, Real Telepaths operates as a piece of instrumental theatre, the core of which is the act of musical performance itself.

Plus Minus and Luck serve as ‘sectional’ leaders for the full ensemble, wrangling this unsteady, blurred, saturated mass of sound into collectively poignant form. The vision for the piece is hypnagogic, wildly dynamic, ‘immersive’, oneiric, dense, complex, and overwhelming.

Performances

Real Telepaths at Southampton


University of Southampton

1:00pm Monday 15 November 2021
Turner Sims
University of Southampton

Neil Luck • Real Telepaths

University of Southampton
Keita Ikeda

Festival of Laurence Crane

7:30pm Tuesday 19 October 2021
Milton Court Concert Hall
London

Neil Luck • Real Telepaths
Laurence Crane • Cobbled Section After Cobbled Section (arr.)
Laurence Crane • Octet

Tickets available from the Barbican website. Part of the Festival of Laurence Crane.

Festival of Laurence Crane
Anton Lukoszevieze

Neil Luck on Real Telepaths

Neil Luck and Alice Purton communicated telepathically about his new work for Plus Minus Ensemble.

Tickets available from the Barbican website. Part of the Festival of Laurence Crane.


Reid School of Music 3

7:00pm Wednesday 22 September 2021
Reid Concert Hall
Edinburgh

Neil Luck • Real Telepaths [wp]

Reid School of Music 3
Keita Ikeda