Artist from Yorkshire awarded commission for final round of Cultural Olympiad programme, Unlimited
The news below is reposted from the Arts Council news letter.
I’m really pleased to be working as the producer on this show with Jez and Mind the Gap.
Jez Colborne and Mind the Gap in Bradford have been awarded funding in the final round of Unlimited Commissions. Unlimited is the ground-breaking Cultural Olympiad programme that celebrates arts and culture by disabled and deaf artists on an unprecedented scale. It is supported by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Arts Council England, the UK Arts Councils and the British Council.
Irresistible is a ‘symphony of sirens’, a musical experience that combines warning sirens, non-traditional instruments and singing voices. Devised by Jez Colborne, a multi-talented composer, musician and performer, in collaboration with Mind the Gap, Jez is now developing this work further, after it received funding in the first round of Unlimited Commissions.
Commenting on the award, Jez said: ‘I feel really proud to be part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad! The show feels Olympian, it’s about heroes and the journeys they go through to complete a challenge.’
The open-air piece will be performed at The Cow & Calf on Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire and around London’s South Bank as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.