Philip Venables (1979)

4.48 Psychosis (2016 -2019)

opera in 24 short scenes

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2016 - 2019
    • Video, installation (detail, author) : vidéo : Pierre Martin ; lumières : D.M. Wood ; sound design : Sound Intermedia
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Publisher : Ricordi
    • Commission: Royal Opera House ,; Guildhall School of Music & Drama ; Semperoper Dresden (pour la version allemande)
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Texte de Sarah Kane.

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 3 sopranos (also 3 mezzo-sopranos)
  • alto flute [aussi flûte piccolo] , 3 soprano saxophones [aussi saxophone baryton] , 2 percussions, piano (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), accordion, violin (also viola), 2 violas, bass voice

Premiere information

  • Date : 24 May 2016
    Location :

    Ryaume-Uni, Londres, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith


    Performers :

    Gweneth-Ann Rand, Jennifer Davis, Susanna Hurrell : soprano ; Lucy Schaufer, Emily Edmonds, Clare Presland : mezzo-soprano ; Chroma Ensemble ; Richard Baker : direction.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : amplification, sons fixés sur support, dispositif multimédia (vidéo, lumière), spatialisation