Folie à Deux: Sjón’s words

Emily Hall and writer Sjón lead us on a journey through love and shared delusion this summer in Folie à Deux. To find out more about the words that Emily’s set, we asked him about the texts he’s written. ‘I wrote it in my small cottage on the south coast of Iceland in the winter darkness.…

What is Folie à Deux?

This summer Emily Hall’s new opera Folie à Deux tells an electrified tale of shared madness and love. Through a series of haunting songs, it explores delusion and loneliness within a relationship based on the phenomenon of the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’. To find out more about what it is, Dr Lisa Conlan sheds…

What is an Electromagnetic Harp?

This summer Emily Hall’s new work Folie à Deux will be premiered in London. In words and music by Björk collaborator Sjón and Associate Artist Emily Hall we’re led on a journey of love and madness. ‘Folie à Deux’ literally means ‘a madness shared by two’. It follows a couple who live next to an electricity pylon who share the delusion…

Emily Hall’s festival picks

This Summer Festival is packed full of intriguing events. To help you navigate the programme, we’ve asked our Associate Artists to share what they’d like to come to (excluding their own events!). First up is composer Emily Hall, who’s new opera Folie à Deux receives its London premiere on 6/7 June, alongside a weekend of curated…

Meet Our Associate Artists: Emily Hall

We’re massive fans of composer Emily Hall’s music. Acclaimed for clarity and directness it’s delighted audiences at past festivals with inventive sound worlds, and we’re thrilled to welcome her as an Associate Artist this June. Much of Emily’s work is forged through close relationships with singers and writers. This festival two new works see her…

Thirteen for ’13 – Part 1

As a special kind of celebration for the new year, we asked our 13 team members which Summer Festival event they are most looking forward to seeing in 2013! (It was also an excuse for some word-play…) Take a look at our staff picks ahead of booking opening Monday 4 February at 10.00am. Helen, Office…