Light and Shadow Salon: BACK FROM THE FRINGE
Doors open 5pm for a prompt 6pm start, tickets £5 on the door
This year marked the 70th birthday of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a festival like no other in the world where 53,232 performers took 3,398 shows to the city, and 2.5 million theatre tickets were sold.
Tonight the Light and Shadow Salon is delighted to present to you, back to back, two exceptional shows from the Fringe: songwriter / performer Bird Radio's 'The Boy and the Audience' and spoken word artist David Lee Morgan's 'The Other Side of the Flood', followed by a Q&A with Chiara Ambrosio.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD
A computer wakes up in year 2035 on the eve of the world socialist revolution… Fighting has broken out all over the globe. For the first time, the US military has used tactical nuclear weapons on its own population. Suddenly, all communication stops. A new player arrives on the scene, a singularity, a computer exploding up into consciousness and fighting for sanity through a barrage of conflicting images and downloaded personalities. Spoken word musical theatre by David Lee Morgan, a UK and BBC Poetry Slam champion.
BIRD RADIO - THE BOY AND THE AUDIENCE
Bird Radio, described as ‘folk-horror of the darkest hue’ (fRoots) and a ‘flute-toting, bass drum-beating sensation’ (Evening Standard), presents his Edinburgh Fringe debut, a fearless dive into the wild lakes of dream, memory and imagination through story, song and performance accompanied by live looping. This selection of seven songs written over the past seven years have been grown before Edinburgh audiences in over 22 performances during August 2017.
The Light & Shadow Salon is a place for artists, writers and audience to meet and share ideas about the past, present and future of the moving image in all its forms.
The Salon is a place for exchange, interaction and cross-pollination and it welcomes active contributions and interventions from all its participants.
The Salon endeavours to support a structured and informed dialogue around film, the moving image and all that it involves: from magic to science, from sound to the eye, from ritualism to storytelling, from myth-making to hypnosis.
The Salon intends to act as a temporary and ephemeral container for all the work, ideas and people with an independent, radical and idiosyncratic nature, who renounce to find a home in existing movements/institutions but rather embrace the nomadic and transitory nature of art.
The Salon supports individual thought, inquisitive minds and a desire to further knowledge through dialogue and exchange.
‘So when you hear yourself invited to ‘see’, it is not the sight of this eye (of the flesh) that I would have you think about. You have another eye within, much clearer that that one, an eye that looks at the past, the present, and the future all at once, which sheds the light and keenness of its vision over all things, which penetrates things hidden and searches into complexities, needing no other light by which to see all this, but seeing by the light that it possesses itself.’ (Hugh of St Victor)