Timeless Figure (Interactive Broadcast)

How does time change us and shape us?

Thu 17 Sep 2020 to Thu 15 Oct 2020

Timeless Figure (Interactive Broadcast)


Produced by TF Productions

Recording available for 28 days after broadcast

There is also a live performance of Timeless Figure at The Cockpit Theatre at 19:00-19:40, Tuesday 15th September 2020.

This broadcast includes a recording of the live performance, and additional live content.

Music & Words: Martin Bussey

Photography: Laurel Turton

Timeless Figure is about Time. This complete performance sees J.B.Joyce (Peter Edge) making clocks in Shropshire in 1680. He moves through a world changing with dizzying speed, portrayed through Laurel Turton’s stunning merged and overlaid images. These challenge our assumptions of Time’s visual impact. Shropshire clockwork merges into urban, rural and seascapes in the United States. Joyce reflects on ‘Time, a maniac’ in Tennyson’s words set against a frantic marimba. Passengers pass under Joyce’s Liverpool clock to escape Irish Famine or flee mill work to holiday. Marconi’s single radio signal makes Joyce realise that ‘Time stands still’.

Additional content for the broadcast:

The broadcast of Timeless Figure features the complete show, filmed live with singer, clarinet, viola and marimba performing in front of Laurel Turton’s specially commissioned images. Afterwards, join composer/librettist Martin Bussey, photographer Laurel Turton (live from the US!) and singer, Peter Edge to ask your questions: Why Shropshire? Why those three instruments? Why and where were the images taken?

All ages (mostly adults)

Live Broadcast: Thursday 17th September - 6:00pm
Duration: 1 hour

£1, plus voluntary donation post event