Talk in a Bit – Hannah Silva
A tour de force of the live literature circuit, Hannah Silva follows up on the success of her sold-out show Schlock! with an innovative and virtuosic vocal performance of her genre-defying debut record Talk in a Bit.
A collision of physical performance and spoken-word poetry set to electronic music, the event will see Silva perform a short duet, Pluto, in collaboration with the world-renowned Japanese, Berlin-based sound poet Tomomi Adachi. Tomomi has designed infra-red sensor jackets enabling sound to be choreographed through the body.
Prepare for a truly original sound, experimental yet accessible: a marriage of music and words, atmospheres, and grooves, technology, and grit.
Supported by Arts Council England. Development supported by the Artists’ International Development Fund. Produced by Humankind Records.
'The vocal acrobatics of musician and writer Hannah Silva test the physical limits of language' – The Wire
‘This dense, complex, intelligent hour…celebrates the slipperiness of words’ ★★★★★ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on Schlock!
£10 (£15 for a joint ticket with Passionate Machine - call the box office on 01603 766400 to redeem)
Under 26s discount and concessionary rates available - click here for details.
Part of the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival
About Hannah Silva
Hannah Silva is a British poet, playwright and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, voice and language. Her previous performance, Schlock! spliced Fifty Shades of Grey with a novel by Kathy Acker, celebrating ‘the slipperiness of words, reinventing them so that none of them are safe’ (The Guardian). She has been featured in Wire magazine and on BBC Radio 3. Her latest work includes The Music Lesson (Sparklab Productions, BBC Radio 4) and Solitary, about a woman in solitary confinement in a British prison (Afonica, BBC Radio 3). Website
** Winner – Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Drama Script (Marathon Tales; BBC Radio 3) **
** Shortlisted – Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry (for Total Man) **
** Highly Commended – Forward Prize (for Forms of Protest) **
** Special Commendation – Best Single Drama category at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards (for Jump Blue; BBC Radio 3) **
Trailer for Schlock! (Penned in the Margins)
'Gaddafi, Gaddafi, Gaddafi' by Hannah Silva
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Image (c) Matthias Groebel