A Greedy Ear is a UK-based production company for the creation of New Audio Theatre, a medium which draws upon lyrical scriptwriting to produce transcendental sound plays with exceptional voice, direction and design talent. The work is specifically created for surround sound theatre-in-the-dark, group audience presentation and is not intended for podcast or radio performance at this moment in time.
A Greedy Ear seeks to go beyond radio drama and into the auditorium as the works are diffused through a bespoke sound system of up to 10 loudspeakers which encompass the audience, putting it at the centre of each play. This is not merely a theatre of voice, music and sound effects but an ethereal, un-physical theatre of atmosphere and attention to detail.
Clay Gold - Artistic Director
Clay Gold is a sound artist, audio engineer and compulsive field recordist. Design and composition work includes film, installation and performance. In 2017 he wrote and recorded Between the Attic and the Basement (performed by Maddy Sakakini) for Crate Space as part of Margate Festival. In June of the same year his New Music Theatre collaboration with Laura Moody, entitled Parallelist (funded by Snape Maltings, Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and Hinrichsen Foundation) premiered at Aldeburgh Festival. Other work includes Tamesa 2015 – a soundtrack for the film directed by Rosalind Fowler which was nominated for the Best Experimental award at London Short Film Festival 2015; BIAS 2014 - a choral piece written for the choir MUSARC as part of the Sound and Music Portfolio scheme 2013/14 and performed at Christ Church, Spitalfields, December 2014; Filmgruppe Chaos - Rationen DVD release 2015 - series of short Super-8 Film/Sound collaborations 2013 – 2015; Operation of a Complex Fuzzbox 2013 - book collaboration with 18th century print pioneer Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty; The Opposite of Wilderness 2013 - installation featured as part of 'NOISE and whispers', exhibition of sound art at GV Arts Gallery, London, November/December 2013; Distortion 6 2013 - dual mono installation featured as part of the first Symposium of Acoustic Ecology at University of Kent, Medway Campus, November 2013; A Furious Devout Drench 2012 - musique concrete audio composition, finalist in the 2012 European Acoustic Heritage contest; and Airtight Orange Plastic Coffin 2011 - 5.1 audio piece for UNSOUND Festival, presented at the Walter Reade Theater / Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, March 2011. Commissioned by ((audience)) New York.
Avra Sidiropoulou - Director
Avra Sidiropoulou is Assistant Professor at the M.A. in Theatre Studies Programme at the Open University of Cyprus, and Artistic Director of Athens-based Persona Theatre Company. She is the author of two monographs: Directions for Directing Theatre and Method, published by Routledge (2018) and Authoring Performance: The Director in Contemporary Theatre, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2011). She is currently conducting research on European stage representations of 21st century crisis at the Institute of Theatre Studies at the Freie University in Berlin.
Avra has directed, conducted practical workshops and delivered invited lectures in different parts of the globe. Select directing works include: A Lover’s Melancholy. J. Ford. (A Work in Progress). Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Education of the Republic of Cyprus. Dancehouse Lefkosia (Nicosia, Cyprus, 2014); Someone’s Going to Come. J. Fosse. Versus Theatre. Theatre Ena. (Nicosia and Limassol, Cyprus, November 2013-January 2014); Maria Borisova. Based on F. Dostoyevsky’s novella A Meek Girl. Studio Mavromihali. (Athens, Greece, 2012); Tell-Tale Hearts: The (Un) Told Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Vafopouleio Cultural Center. (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010); Hellenic-American Union (Athens, Greece, October 2010); And God Said. A Parable. Garajistanbul Theatre. (Istanbul, Turkey, 2009). Invited participation at the 28th Fadjr International Theatre Festival. Sangelaj Hall. (Tehran, Iran, 2010); Clytemnestra’s Tears. La MaMa ETC (New York, U.S.A., 2007); Dipylon Theatre (Athens, Greece, 2004); Trilingual production Clytemnestra'nin Gozyaslari/ Clytemnestra’s Tears, funded by the European Union within the framework of the micro-project programme for the promotion of Greek-Turkish civic dialogue. Tiyatro Oyunevi ISM2. (Istanbul, Turkey, 2004). Her most recent directing project is the multimedia production Phaedra I—which premiered at Tristan Bates Theatre in London in February 2019. In the coming Fall, she will be directing Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in Cyprus.
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