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Decode This

For Decode This I worked as a performer and composer. This show was a colloboration between myself and choreographer, performer Tamar Daly. I created a live looped score with just vocals for this show that premiered at The Place, London in 2013 and was later performed at the Brighton Fringe.

A show about the complexities of communication, the confusion and the humour that can stem from text messages.

‘Decode This is consummate, professional-class level. Vocalist Nicolette Corcoran sends Morse code signals to dancer Tamar Daly, who flinches and jolts in time with the dit-dit-dahs. There are bits of a story about a possibly stalkerish phone message; and one about a secret rendezvous coded in the classifieds; and one about a love that must be sealed with an X, via SMS. A sound loop builds up wistful songs and clamorous chatter, Daly spells the alphabet in body rhythm, and there’s a race between the pudgy thumbs of texting and the twitchy forefinger of Morse. All this – plus the implicit idea of our voices and bodies as conduits in a multimedia network – sounds unmanageably complex, yet Daly and Corcoran deftly carry it off with a disarmingly light touch.’
Sanjoy Roy, reviewing Decode This
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