Actor Tom Frankland and pianist Jakob Fichert present a performance of the melodrama Flights into Darkness (text devised by myself and the cast after Wilde and Schnitzler, music by me) at the Pontlevoy Festival in France. Commissioned by Sounds Underground in 2009 and performed that year at The Warehouse, London; The Jacqueline du Pres Concert Hall, Oxford; and the Riverside Studios, London as part of the Tete-a-tete Opera Festival, Flights into Darkness was described by Oxford’s Daily Info as highly original...It is impossible not to be completely enthralled.., whilst Carla Rees, writing for musicwebinternational.com said of the piece:
this is an intelligently conceived piece that has touches of brilliance. The work is dark, mesmerising and enormously intense, and this performance was an unforgettable experience.
Pontlevoy Festival, France
Friday 7 October 2011 at 8.00pm