Presented by Arts House & West Space for Festival of Live Art
A group of gay men meets once a week to learn to sing a song together. Their individual parts will combine beautifully – if they can get it right. Harmonies are tricky, and staying in time isn’t easy! They get to know each other’s ways. But will the song be a celebration of cooperation or an exercise in conformity?
Performed by six singers sourced from local gay choirs, Rhythm and Blues considers what it means to be gay today: divisions and unifications, otherness and togetherness. A visual artist by training, Edward Thomasson explores the tensions and joys of harmony, disharmony and synchrony in a simple gallery setting – one that ultimately surprises as words and music build to their final crescendo.
Image by: Edward Thomasson