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The Featherstonehaughs Draw On The Sketchbooks Of Egon Schiele toured major UK theatres extensively over two autumn seasons. Directed by Choreographer Lea Anderson. Notably, costume design was by three time Oscar winner Sandy Powell.

The music, co-composed with Steve Blake, was played live onstage creating a tension with the dancers that manifested in an energy unattributable to any single element. The score was meticulously written in order to support the choreography's need for marked time, whilst rarely meeting the troupes synchronised gestures. The result was a fascinating example of how music and dance can coexist; seemingly woven together through exhilarating accidents.
Notably, the fact that I was playing guitar and bass foot pedals simultaneously, led to polyrhythmic possibilities in line with Blake's drum patterns.

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