Conflict as an act of intimacy

Fasten your seatbelts and ensure your hand luggage is stowed safely under the seat in front of you. Chamber Made Opera’s living room opera, Turbulence, is a first class flight for soprano and electronics unlike any you’ve ever experienced.

Sharing your passenger cabin: a Mother, her 19-year-old Daughter, and the Daughter’s pursuit of conflict as an act of intimacy. Deborah Kayser plays the Mother, her soaring voice carrying you in unimagined directions, together with analogue and digital technologies, beat boxes and electric fans. Turbulence: ‘the underlying forces usually hidden’, jolts of understanding, a storm of consequences, the untold risk of the journey.

Composer Juliana Hodkinson (Berlin) worked with Chamber Made Opera in Melbourne to create the premiere season. Writer Cynthia Troup is a long time collaborator of Hodkinson’s.

‘Turbulence takes us on an intriguing flight’

‘The space is perfectly suited to the opera, or the opera to the space, revealing the incredible power of chamber opera to unite disparate environments through artistic aims’

‘From the boarding procedures to the meditative opening sequence, through turbulence to the shock ending, this artistic simulation of an early flight had much to offer’

The World Premiere season was presented in partnership with the New Music Network, as part of Melbourne Fringe.

2013: World Premiere Season, A private living room in Northcote (3 – 12 October)
2013: Macedon International Living Room Opera Weekend, A private living room in Mount Macedon (2 – 3 November)