On Public Display

On Public Display

The Royal Opera House,
London, UK
May 2004

Composed by Illustrious founders Martyn Ware and Vince Clarke, On Public Display was a 3D surround soundscape written to accompany Vanessa Fenton’s ballet of the same name.

Staged at London’s infamous Royal Opera House, the performance was commissioned  by the Royal Ballet and comprised the work of five different choreographers drawing inspiration from any of the ballets created for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.

For the sound-piece, Illustrious were inspired by and incorporated parts of Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Concerto, with the piece also featuring Andy Bell of Erasure on guest vocals.

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