Synthetica at the Bournemouth

Arts By The Sea Festival

Step into social history and follow the tale of how plastic bewitched the world in this thought provoking and visually rich opera.

The opera will be available to view as a complete film during the festival - 1st - 3rd October 2021 - click the button below

Find out more about Bournemouth Arts By The Sea here


Chapter 12 Premier

for Arts by the Sea

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Now beyond the golden age of plastics, this opera asks what can guide our new era as we struggle to reshape our world in terms of design and desire.  


As part of the Arts By the Sea Festival, students from BU music tech course in collaboration with young writers from the Lighthouse and other young musicians have been asked to create Fanfare, Chapter 12 to explore their responses to this question with the international soloist Jeremy Avis. 


Their results will be premiered on the last day of the festival

Sunday 3rd October at 7.30 here

Navigate to each chapter of the opera and explore the text and the performance

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Chapter 1, Prologue the dreamstate
Chapter 2 Synthetica, the utopian dream
Chapter 3, Material of a thousand uses
Chapter 4, Translucency
Chapter 5, War a time of mass production
Chapter 6, A fermentation of stuff
Chapter 7, Vinyl
Chapter 8, In every pore
Chapter 9, Screen
Chapter 10, Beetle
Chapter 11, Epilogue, dreamstate
the next chapter