Artist Libita Clayton, with the Black British Classical Foundation, presents an experimental operatic performance piece throughout the RWA, as part of the major new exhibition Jamaican Pulse.
Ronald Samm (Tenor) and Anne Fridal (Soprano) will map the architecture of the RWA with a series of vocal exercises ranging in volume, scale, and harmony. The event will will culminate in an evening performance, followed by words from Libita Clayton, the performers and the artistic director of BBCF, Vincent Osbourne.
The singers will take traditional Jamaican folk songs as a starting place, stretching and pulling them into new territory and reacting to specific artworks in the exhibition. While interacting with the space and collaborating with the audience, the singers will experiment with operatic processes to create layered harmonies and extraordinary vocal effects.
BBCF is a charity addressing the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the field of opera, and the classical arts.