The Sound of Tea
Manasamitra, a West Yorkshire-based artist-led company, brings you The Sound of Tea – a show about the story of tea. New live music mixes with lighting and soundscapes, participatory tea rituals and distributed sound. Specially designed interactive tea tables respond to the music and audience gestures to create an interactive loop between the audience and performers.
Creator Supriya Nagarajan (Carnatic voice) uses her experience of synaesthesia to explore the interplay between sound, sight, smell, taste, and touch. This brand-new work builds on the company’s ongoing exploration of multi-media presentations; this time directly engaging the audience in a musical interpretation of a tea ceremony. With Duncan Chapman (electronics) James Cave (cello) Karin de Fleyt (flutes) Arian Sadir (percussion) Rohith Sakthy (voice) Fenfen Huang (performance) & Beverly Wainwright (tea expert)