Celebrating Benjamin Britten & Stainless Steel
11 MAY 8.30PM
Showroom Cinema and Workstation

Transformations is an event celebrating the dual centenaries of the birth of Benjamin Britten and the discovery of stainless steel in Sheffield.

Moving image artist Katie Goodwin has been commissioned to produce a new piece as part of the project. Describing herself as a “cinematic magpie”, the inspiration for Katie’s work is gleaned from the cutting room floor of the film production process, seeking to reveal the things audiences never see, reprocessing and exposing moments that would otherwise be lost forever.

Working in collaboration with oboist Adrian Wilson, Katie’s new creation will be shown alongside a live performance of Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid at this event.

Katie will present a six part technicolour animation celebrating British creation and lost celluloid. Using discarded film snippets and backstage footage from Powell and Pressburger films (Gilbert & Sullivan, Red Shoes, Tales of Hoffman & The Elusive Pimpernel) made during the same era when Britten composed Six Metamorphoses after Ovid (1951).

The Transformations concert will also include the world premiere of a new work for string quintet and wind quintet by Music In the Round’s Associate Composer, Charlie Piper, which will be performed to film footage from the BFI archive.


Follow Katie’s progress on her blog


Book tickets at the Showroom Box Office - 0114 275 7727, or online

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