The Seed Carriers Glyn Perrin

Duration
50 mins
Composed
1995
Published
1997
Categories

Electro-acoustic, Tape & Electronics Tape only

Instrumentation
1 Electro-Acoustic, 1 Tape

tape for animation theatre

Programme note

Stephen Mottram's The Seed Carriers has become a classic work of animation theatre, winning international theatre awards around the world.

Imagine a race of small creatures that look remarkably like humans, but are really more like insects or plants. They are The Seed Carriers.

Valuable and vulnerable, they are farmed for the seeds carried within them. They must develop their cunning to survive the ruthless social system in which they live.

In conspiracy with a score by Glyn Perrin, these puppets draw their audience into a beautiful world which becomes horrific and then haunting, as our understanding of it starts to dawn.

Premiere
Stephen Mottram and Glyn Perrin, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 1995
Performances
  • 5 Nov 2015 | 7:30pm |

    Main House, Pleasance Theatre, London

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 4 Nov 2015 | 7:30pm |

    Main House, Pleasance Theatre, London

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 18 Oct 2015 | 5:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 17 Oct 2015 | 7:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 16 Oct 2015 | 8:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 15 Oct 2015 | 7:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 14 Oct 2015 | 7:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 13 Oct 2015 | 7:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

    |

    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 11 Oct 2015 | 5:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

    |

    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 10 Oct 2015 | 7:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram​'s Animata

  • 9 Oct 2015 | 8:00pm |

    Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 5 May 2005 | 8:00pm |

    Norwich Puppet Theatre

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata

  • 18 Dec 1995 |

    Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

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    Stephen Mottram's Animata