Bright Ivy appointed to lead on three new campaigns
5 July 2017
We’re delighted to announce that we have been appointed as press and marketing partners for three hugely exciting projects.
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Working alongside 9PR (Grace Jones, Brian Eno, Underworld), Bright Ivy will be managing the forthcoming CD releases by cinematic composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Danny Mulhern.
Mulhern’s choice of musical partners mirrors his experimental spirit, with Reflections on a Dead Sea being recorded in collaboration with one of UK’s most cutting-edge ensembles, the London Contemporary Orchestra, whose cellist Oliver Coates (currently on tour with Radiohead) also co-writes one of the tracks.
Mulhern’s scores, featuring small ensembles, synthesisers and beats, place him in the same sound world that is inhabited by artists such as Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, and Bing & Ruth.
Tom Green’s new opera ‘The World’s Wife’
Bright Ivy have been appointed to manage the Press and Publicity for British composer Tom Green’s first chamber opera The World’s Wife – based on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s 1999 collection of poems of the same title.
The opera will receive its world premiere at Welsh National Opera’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio) in Cardiff on Sunday 15 October 2017 before heading to Swansea, Brecon, Aberystwyth, Holyhead, Caernarfon, and Milford Haven on a six-date Welsh tour.
Scored for soprano, string quartet, and loop pedals, The World’s Wife is a musical adaptation of Duffy’s poems presenting actions and stories of famous men of history and myth from their spouses’ perspectives. The feminist approach of the literary collection is further strengthened in Green’s work, as his score includes quotes of music by female composers - better known or forgotten. The musical staging of The World’s Wife thus features a double revenge of the female point of view: not only women re-tell world-renown stories in their own words, but often overlooked musical works by women are here celebrated and become the perfect commentary to accompany the presented tales.
New York pianist Thomas Nickell and Orchestra of the Swan
Following his Carnegie Hall debut at just 18 years of age earlier this year (David Matthew’s Piano Concerto No.1), the Steinway artist is a New York native with over 50 worldwide concert performances under his belt.