He actually arrived yesterday but today was the first time to have Hamish McKeich together with the musicians. Wonderful to hear Gao Ping's new work coming to life. It is very exciting to have everything coming together. However, the real purpose of this work is to push in new directions with the outcome unknown. This will especially be the case as we continue to experiment between music and theatre - or the theatricality of music and musicality of performance.
We also had filmmaker Shirley Horrocks and Craig Wilson in rehearsal as they cover the development of the work.
What I’m trying to do is something that I love, what I like, and think I need. In that moment, you have to be very honest... If you try to be honest with yourself, and write what you think you need, not what you think other people need, or music critics, or colleagues, you will then be trying to communicate your truth. If it has that truth, then it will be interesting.