The concert is an expansion of their work together at the Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg and on the chamber opera Waiting for the Sibyl (which premieres in Rome in September).
The performance includes a section of Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate, which Kentridge has performed with different musicians on several occasions in various cities; live piano performance by Shepherd to a charcoal animation film, still in progress, by Kentridge; as well as other mixtures of projection, voice and piano.
Part rehearsed and part free improvisation, the evening promises to be an interesting exploration of the relationship of sound, word and image – how the image affects what one hears, how the sound affects what one sees.
A ticket to the event comes with the option of adding a three-course meal with Skotnes Restaurant.
Venue: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Rd, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town
Time: Dinner 6pm | Show starts 8pm
Cost: R300 | R600 with dinner