Zac Scott and Katy Dye: Instruments of Torture

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Arches present

Zac Scott and Katy Dye: Instruments of Torture

Part of Into The New 2015

Wed 14 - Thu 15 Jan 2015 | Wed 14 Jan, 8.15pm | Thu 15 Jan, 8.45pm (1 hour) | Festival Pass: £16 | Day Pass: £5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book) | 16+

Hear the orchestra of bones.
Laughing percussion.
Dignity’s notation.
A recital of obedience.
Tonight we strike up once more to sing our song for you.

Instruments of Torture interrogates performance and its place in moments of humanitarian crisis. As the Titanic sank, the band struck up. As the gates of Auschwitz closed, orchestras played. Our exploration is of the human spirit in extreme situations, and whether performance can aid our survival or become another means of torture.

Zac Scott is a performer, musician, songwriter and facilitator. He is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist whose primary instruments are guitar, vocals and piano. He is currently a practitioner with Paragon Music, working freelance on a range of creative music projects. Katy Dye is a performer who works with dance, design and visual objects for performance. Her work has included cabaret, installation and she most recently designed for Notting Hill Carnival.

Through collaborating together we aim to use our different skills and approaches to challenge our ways of making work. We are currently interested in using performance to counter act dehumanisation and discover if it can exist in situations where humans are reduced to objects.

About Into The New 2015 | a festival of new work from final year students of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

As we open the Pandora’s box of Into The New this year, we can be sure that the work of this group of graduating students will raise some ‘impertinent questions’. Their performances seek to offer intellect and challenge, hope and humour, bravery and commitment.

Your role, as audience is to ‘domesticate’ their ideas, to deal with them and perhaps to explain them, to yourselves, and to each other. With that we wish you luck, as the class of 2015 may refuse to be tamed!

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