Fuck forever Philip Venables

Fuck forever cover
Duration
3 mins
Composed
2011
Published
2011
Categories

Small Ensemble Quartet

Instrumentation
1 Wood Blocks, 1 Piano, 1 Male Narrator, 1 Violoncello

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Programme note

Fuck forever is a six-word opera. It was written for James Young and the Warehouse Ensemble, to be premiered in their Six-word operas project at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival at Riverside Studios, London, on 11th and 12th August 2011.

Fuck forever uses six words: “I wanna fuck George Miles, forever”. This is a tribute to the series of the five books by Dennis Cooper, called the George Miles Cycle. These are amazing books: visceral, shocking, violent and sexual. However, the name George Miles can be changed for any name for a particular performance. In the first performance, for example, the words were “I wanna fuck James Young, forever”.

The ‘opera’ can be staged or unstaged in any way the performers wish. 

Premiere
James Young and the Warehouse Ensemble, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, London, 11th August 2011
Performances
  • 18 May 2016 |

    Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre

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    Forest Collective - Sensuality in the City

  • 12 Aug 2011 |

    Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival, 'six-word operas', Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

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    Warehouse Ensemble

  • 11 Aug 2011 |

    Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival, 'six-word operas', Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

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    Warehouse Ensemble