The Revenge of Miguel Cotto preview
May 30, 2012 - news
The preview version of The Revenge of Miguel Cotto was premiered on 16th May at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London. Â What a great evening! Â The London Sinfonietta were performing, conducted by Richard Baker, with vocalists Leigh Melrose and Alexander Robin Baker. Â I’ll post a video of the performance shortly.
The Revenge of Miguel Cotto is a piece I have been working on with poet Steven J FowlerÂ about boxing. Â We were really interested in the ritual, signs, symbols, discipline of something which is, at its core, deeply brutal and tragic. Â The formalisation of sanctioned violence, if you like.
The complete piece will be about 45-minutes long, combining poetry and music, This was a 15-minute preview, with a slightly smaller ensemble than the full piece. Â We are currently looking for promoters to co-produce the full piece, so please get in touch if you’re a promoter and you’re interested.