Blackboard Theatre Collective in collaboration with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra are proud to present The Isolation Mixtape Vol. 2. Off the back of last year’s successful first volume, this year is bigger and better than ever with seven composers, six performers, and an orchestra!
Over a weekend in May we gave our composers a challenge; to write a brand new piece of Kiwi musical theatre. The catch? They only had 72 hours to do it. With mentorship from acclaimed composer Luke Di Somma, our songwriters completed this impossible task which resulted in a stunning new song cycle. A group of emerging orchestrators then worked closely with the CSO to professionally arrange the songs for the full symphony.
The Isolation Mixtape Vol. 2 will now be performed live for the first time on July 30th at The Piano. Join host Jess Brien to hear incredible Kiwi vocalists performing alongside the CSO, and get a rare look at the creative process from video footage taken during the challenge weekend.
This premiere will celebrate Aotearoa’s hottest young songwriters, and cement Kiwi musical theatre’s place on the world stage.
This project was made possible by the generous funding of Creative New Zealand.