About

Re:Sound Production PhotographsRe:Sound Production PhotographsRe:Sound is a collective of multi-disciplinary artists formed by Jonathan Ainscough, Rebecca Lea and Katherine Wilde with the aim of producing new and existing works of music theatre.

Our aims as a company are to:

• create high quality work collaborating with a range of artists, with a commitment to giving opportunities to developing professionals

• engage and challenge our audiences by adopting creative approaches to the development and performance of our work

• lead education and arts initiatives, workshops and performances to enable community and youth involvement in music and theatre

Our current project , The Midnight Stories, is a new cycle of three experimental short operas written specifically for an ensemble of six classically trained actor-musicians. The first of these, Thousand Furs, based on an earlier, darker version of the Cinderella narrative, will be developed in spring/ summer 2015 as part of Aldeburgh Music’s Open Spaces scheme. Re:Sound have also been given an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK to support this work.

In spring/ summer 2015 we will also begin the national tour of After Party: a new play with music written by Katharine Armitage and commissioned by the Oxford Lieder Festival 2014 using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the RVW Trust.

Previous projects include Battles Within and Without, a new staging of madrigals by the Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi and Judith Weir’s twentieth-century choral masterpiece Missa del Cid, combining vocal performance with physical theatre, actor-musicianship, soundscape and film; The Mask behind the Face, new music theatre featuring cabaret song, commissioned for the opening of the Shulman Auditorium in Oxford and revived in 2012 for the Lake District Summer Music Festival at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick; the UK première of Tim Benjamin’s Le Gâteau d’Anniversaire at the Purcell Room in London; Stravinsky’s The Wedding at Manchester’s Contact as part of the community project SOAP (Salford Opera Action Performance); an actor-musician production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM); At the Last Lousy Moments of Love, a staged performance of William Bolcom’s cabaret songs as part of the Proms Plus Lates series at the Royal Albert Hall and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.