August 1, 2019

We had an intensive week in residence at Snape Maltings to consider how the Armenian folktale, ‘The Nightingale of 1000 Songs’, could be retold by drawing from local concerns about the environment and its endangered species. 

We were in the Kiln Studio in the...

April 1, 2019

Dear friends, 

We have exciting news. We've got a residency at Snape Maltings, the concert hall founded by Benjamin Britten! Here are the official details below. Hope you can join us.
Pinch Punch 


Tickets £6.00

Jerwood Kiln

Saturday 20 July 2019 - 4.00pm

When Snape Malting...

March 18, 2019

It took a while... I haven't done any eye-music for a while, so I had to try many different ways of presenting the 'bar' of music which our Kickstarter backers bought. We chose a powerful piece of Ziazan's libretto, sung by the Nightingale to its captor:

Mistress, dange...

October 1, 2018

I'm happy to share this with you on the first of the month (phew!). I edited together highlights from a film of our premiere by David Monteith Hodge. 

Let us know what you think, and where you see the story going... 

 I'm off to Ipswich with Seta and Ziazan to share some...

August 1, 2018


We are now almost 2 weeks away from our first public sharing of 1000 Songs at the Arcola's Grimeborn Opera Festival and we're very excited. Our research and development week was inspiring, energetic and intense. We were very lucky to be joined by Phil Jervis, a m...

July 7, 2018

You didn't hear from us on the 1st July — and the reason why is very exciting. On that day we launched a crowdfunding campaign for our live performances. We have been invited by Mosaic Collective to present scenes alongside some of their work at Grimeborn Festival. The...

March 1, 2018

Our next Pinch Punch video will arrive on the 1st April (I promise this won’t be an April Fool). 

Meanwhile, we have some exciting news, which is that we’re planning to stage live scenes from our story and we’ve teamed up with director-actor Seta White to hatch a plan....

December 1, 2017

Hazaran Bulbul - The Nightingale of a Thousand Songs 

​Once there was and once there was not a king who lacked only one thing. He had built a magnificent church beyond compare, but the work of the most skilled architects, masons, goldsmiths and glassworkers paled i...

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