A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. He believes that the pylon outside their house has a special power. His delusion passes on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold.
Songs are woven together for two singers, an acoustic harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.
Part staged performance, part concept album, Folie à Deux is a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship.
Folie à Deux is a collaboration between British composer Emily Hall, Icelandic writer Sjón, and brings together classical, electronic and folk sounds.
Folie à Deux is also released as an album by Bedroom Community.
This production undoubtedly represents the best of contemporary art collaboration.
The London Word
6 October 2016
Sacrum Profanum, Małopolska Garden of Arts, Krakow, Poland
20 May 2016
Operadagen Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Netherlands
16 February 2016
Curve Theatre, Leicester
13 February 2016
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
10 February 2016
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
14 November 2015
EFG London Jazz Festival, The Albany, London
23 September 2015
Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, presented by Unlimited Productions as part of Totally Thames
6 & 7 June 2015
Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, Rich Mix, London
29 March 2015
Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall
28 March 2015
Winchester Discovery Centre
14 March 2015
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
11 & 12 March 2015
USF Vertreft, Bergen, Norway, in partnership with Bergen National Opera as part of Borealis Festival
A Mahogany Opera Group production
Supported by Arts Council England, Britten–Pears Foundation, Golsoncott Foundation, Hinrichsen Foundation, Holst Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, J Paul Getty Charitable Trust, Leche Trust, Nordic Culture Point, PRS for Music Foundation, RVW Trust, Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement and Sound and Music.
Thanks to all our Folie Generators who gave to our crowd-funding campaign, which allowed us to record Folie à Deux as an album.