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Improbable

 

Improbable, Future Sounds

127 people pledged $10,008 to support this project on Kickstarter.

Improbable, with Phillip Glass,  Tao of Glass  (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass, Tao of Glass (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

 

“What relevance does opera and theatre have in building our collective future? How can traditionally more hierarchical art forms engage with the urgent questions of today and tomorrow?”

One of the United Kingdom’s most innovative theater companies, Improbable, aimed to answer these questions with their three-year-long program, Future Sounds. With the help of 127 backers on Kickstarter, Improbable collaborated across continents to build boundary-pushing, thought-provoking operatic work. 

The series began with a new piece created in collaboration with Philip Glass that premiered to great acclaim at the Manchester International Festival. In the coming years it will include a 120-person participatory response to Glass’s Akhnaten with the Brooklyn Museum and the Met in New York, the development of a new work with mezzo soprano superstar Joyce DiDonato, and an edition of their lauded Devoted and Disgruntled series at Royal & Derngate in Northampton.

 
Improbable, with Phillip Glass,  Tao of Glass  (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass, Tao of Glass (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass,  Tao of Glass  (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass, Tao of Glass (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass,  Tao of Glass  (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass, Tao of Glass (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass,  Tao of Glass  (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian

Improbable, with Phillip Glass, Tao of Glass (performance), 2019, as part of Future Sounds. Images cc Tristram Kenton/The Guardian