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Milton Court Theatre

Silk Street

London

EC2Y 9BH

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"when WELTSCHMERZ is your mindset, then write music - it engages with reality without having to be reality"


Sane and Sound is a new chamber opera on schizophrenia, bipolar, major depressive disorder and psychosis. Based on real accounts of psychotic illnesses and mood disorders, the piece draws upon our relationship towards delusions and hallucinations whilst not taking away from the authenticity of what really goes on for the sufferer.


"The historical relationship between a composer and librettist has always been a subject of active interest. For this opera, the text and music were written by the same person whilst two different states of mind, during and after delusions respectively. Like the condition, the music is episodic and like the episodes, the text is unreserved. There are no main characters, no good or bad guys, just you and the voices. Let yourself be schizophrenic, just for five minutes."

Matt Geer, Composer and Librettist


Milton Court Theatre, Silk St, London,EC2Y 9BH

Dir. Katie Bunting


14:30 - Afternoon Performance

19:00 - Pre-concert talk: Matt Geer (composer) and Jonny Benjamin MBE (author and mental health campaigner)

19:30 - Evening Performance

(All in the Milton Court Theatre)

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