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The Lab

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road

Birmingham

B4 7XR

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CATALOGUE D'EMOJIS

A concert event by Paul Norman and Michael Wolters

Cobalt (Kate Halsall and Fumiko Miyachi), Paul Norman and Michael Wolters

Emojis are a comparatively recent addition to our lives, but their look and style as well as their use has shaped the way we communicate. They are a pictorial, symbol-driven language and thus quite close to the language of music notation.

Some people use them in every text message they send, some people revert back to their old Nokia phone to avoid them. The selection of emojis decided on by the developers is fascinating, their official names and descriptions create fantastically odd texts, the gender and race issues around emojis say a lot about the state of the world.

We have created Catalogue d’Emojis as a “concert event” (which is not really a thing but it’s about as close as we can get to a definition that we are happy with). It could also be called “music theatre”, but we think that “concert” emphasises the fact that it is a through-composed piece of music. “Event”, on the other hand, relates to the FLUXUX-inspired idea of the “event score” and the fact that we give ourselves tasks that we execute in the performance.

When the audience walks in they will have a choice of sitting or standing. There is only one row of chairs that surrounds the stage. This brings the audience extremely close to what the performers are doing. The show consists of lots of music but also movement and dance, text and stories, vegan music and more.



THU 2 MAY

BIRMINGHAM RECORD COMPANY DAY

Birmingham Record Company Day launches an exciting partnership between BRC and the internationally acclaimed NMC Records with this special one day festival featuring performances and works from many of the artists associated with the label.

£5 individual event, £20 day ticket

Arts Council England

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road

Birmingham

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United Kingdom

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