Performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton grew up hearing stories of spirits, the stories haunted her, until she brought them back to life. She tells her family’s ghost stories, interweaving her live voice with recordings of her grandfather. She traces the cultural history of spiritualism, from the 1800’s when science tried to capture the invisible, to the mass bereavement of two World wars.
Night Visit is innovative and immersive, combining violin with quadraphonic sound performed live by Panos Ghikas. Dazzling film and photos are manipulated live by Fotios Begklis. Sound and speech fracture and fuse, narrative and noise cut-up and coalesce.
Travel through the night, encounter spirits, voyage beyond death, as storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton summons a world of sound, séance, spoken word, image, and voices from the past.
Panos Ghikas is a composer, performer, and producer. He creates diverse music, from avant-pop band The Chap, to exploring new approaches to composition and improvisation with his label Migro Records. www.panosghikas.com
Fotios Begklis is a digital film-maker and multimedia developer who works with artists creating interactive multimedia. He is a Learning Technologist at Imperial College University exploring innovative uses of technology. http://marmelada.co.uk/
Sally Pomme Clayton is a pioneering storyteller and writer. She has performed across the UK, and internationally, at: The Barbican; Soho Theatre; Northern Stage; The National Theatre; Bristol Old Vic; RSC; and 11 Downing Street; in Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Sweden Jordan, and Portugal. Her work is stunningly composed, beautifully performed and often rather surprising in content. She was Artist in Residence at the Swedenborg Society from 2011 – 2012 and Night Visit was the culmination of her research.
18 July 2015, Ventnor Arts Club, Isle of Wight. 8pm
Tickets available www.ventnorartsclub.com