ANTHEMS FOR QUEER YOUTH

soprano – piano – video – interdiscipinary performance

Anthems for Queer Youth was developed in collaboration with soprano Patricia Auchterlonie, librettist-director Gareth Mattey and performance group Savage Parade.

Content warning: nudity, death

Materials used (in order of appearance):

Frank Ocean: Various Tumblr posts (2012-2016)
Philip Venables: Fuck Forever
Henry McPherson: Horns
Franz Schubert: Du bist die Ruh’
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Je languis nuit et Jour
Virginia Woolf: Letter to Vita Sackville-West (1940)
George Michael: Interview (2016)
Vita Sackville-West: Letter to Virginia Woolf (1940)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Otchego?
Félix González-Torres: Interview (1995)
Leonard Bernstein: To What You Said
Julius Eastman: Lecutre (1980)
Peter Orlovsky: Letter to Allen Ginsberg (1951)
Gloria Gaynor: I am what I am

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