Tracing cross-currents between creative practitioners across disciplines
Distinct from traditional opera, new music theatre can be defined as a combination of music and drama in modern form. From the 1960s to the 1980s, interdisciplinary collaboration and reciprocal influence between composers, writers, directors and performers from different backgrounds were crucial to the shaping of its performative language. For instance, singers inspired creative musical and theatre writing; theatre directors and composers pursued similar concepts of the human voice; and the work of innovative dramaturgs was supported by lesser-known musicians and actors. The EU-funded NePraMusT will retrace some of these interactions, voicing the role of numerous creative agents currently underrepresented in official accounts. The aim of the project is to identify the creative cross-currents that converged in new music theatre, and which have continued to shape present-day creative practices.
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