On Tuesday 15th December we performed That feeling when our voices meet online via Zoom to an audience of over 100 people. For three months Many Minds members, Verity Standen (composer), Viki Browne (director) and Jack Drewry (sound design) work together to co-create a performance made for Zoom, blending recorded music and devised performance.  

That feeling when our voices meet was the first stage of a community created musical performance which will be presented at the Bristol Old Vic. We are looking for partners and funders for our next stages. If you are a member of a community group interested in participating, or interested in supporting this work in another way then please get in contact with Olivia at Olivia@many-minds.org 

Thank you to everyone who came along and saw the show, and everyone who made a donation!

Lockdown 1, 2, now tier 3… We haven’t been together in person for so long, but together we’ve found that there’s a warmth in our sound like a hug, and we’re surrounded.  

Together we have been building a fire.  

Our twigs made of vowels and plosives. Whooshes and whispers, sent into our screens. Our logs made of melodies composed whilst muted. Our firelighters the harmonies hung in the air above our mobile phones.  

Fire, fire, fire, glow. 

Fire, fire, fire, grow.  

For the first time, we used Creative Captions during the performance of the show as well as live captioning for the introductions and Q&A. We are trying to make our performances and welcome any feedback from members of the D/deaf community. See our trailer for the show, made by the brilliant David Ellington, below:

Video created by David Ellington

Poster image by Isobel Chedgey with contributions from Carina Andrews, Sam the Artist and Elana Gurland