Mira Calix composes new score for Julius Caesar & Coriolanus for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Mira Calix creates a new score, for Brass Quintet and electronics for this new production of Julius Caesar at the RSC. The soundtrack is performed live and Mira has written for both traditional and extended techniques for the brass players, with the electronics taking a percussive and synthesis role.
Calix closes the Rome Season with Angus Jackson’s production of Coriolanus, this time working with String Quintet and soprano Alex Ferrari.
Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.
An album including music and speeches from the production is available from the RSC shop, applemusic and other online retailers
For further info on the production:
Director: Angus Jackson
Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Music: Mira Calix
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Sound Design: Carolyn Downing
Movement: Scott Ambler
Musical Director: Gareth Ellis
Musicians for Julius Caesar:
Andrew Stone-Fewings -Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Angela Whelan – Trumpet
Mark Smith – French Horn
Kevin Pitt – Trombone/Euphonium
Ian Foster – Tuba Euphonium