Studio Lupa

Studio Lupa Ltd is a company created by in early 2018 by founder, director and creative director Laura Ducceschi.

Studio Lupa is a creative studio, a platform for devising, curating, collaborating, producing and delivering new artwork.

As an independent company with the creation of artistic projects at it heart, Studio Lupa champions new and experimental ways of working, artistic exploration and the merging and meeting point of practices.

At the artistic core, Studio Lupa believes in the power of art to shape our realities… To connect, help us imagine possibilities, dream, promote compassion… To access the space bigger than ourselves, ultimately inspiring us to make positive contributions to the world. We are dedicated to making art that is responding to the time we live in; converging new ideas and experiences… finding portals for connection…

In 2018 Studio Lupa took Dear Esther Live to international festival dates, and showcased the work of Poppy Ackroyd live in Italy.

 

poppy ackroyd live

07 december 2018

cine teatro odeon, catania, sicily

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Poppy Ackroyd is a London born, now Brighton based composer. Classically trained on violin and piano, she makes music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from just these two instruments. For this performance she presented her latest release, Resolve.​

“Resolve is about the determination to embrace the good things in life whilst dealing with unexpected and challenging difficulties. Finding the light in the dark, facing sadness and loss head on, and developing a growing inner strength.” — Poppy Ackroyd

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“Poppy Ackroyd can conjure whole worlds of sound out of the barest essentials” — Stereogum

​”‘Resolve’ feels like a benchmark for Poppy Ackroyd. By stretching her avant-garde muscles, she has placed herself proudly alongside the big guns as a neo-classical force to be reckoned with.” — Electronic Sound

​“Resolve puts her comfortably on par with neo-classical giants Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Hauschka.” **** Mojo

www.poppyackroyd.com

​Presented in partnership with the Associazione Musicale Etnea

dear esther live

2018

I’ve begun my voyage in a paper boat without a bottom; I will fly to the moon in it. I have been folded along a crease in time, a weakness in the sheet of life. Now, you’ve settled on the opposite side of the paper to me; I can see your traces in the ink that soaks through the fibre, the pulped vegetation. When we become waterlogged, and the cage disintegrates, we will intermingle. When this paper aeroplane leaves the cliff edge, and carves parallel vapour trails in the dark, we will come together.

—- dear esther

Dear Esther is being hailed as one of the most innovative computer games of the last ten years. The game is poetic, symbolic and understated and blurs the lines between interactive gaming, storytelling and digital artistry. A walk through the beautiful deserted landscape of an uninhabited island in the Scottish Hebrides is mysteriously connected with a traumatic car accident and an existential crisis. Unlike anything you have experienced before, the live incarnation is merged together with BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry’s celebrated musical score, immersing you in the mind of a lone narrator as he traverses the bleak and desolate island, revealing a story of love, loss and redemption. The live performance is on a cinematic scale of remarkable power and poetry. No two performances are ever the same.

‘A beautiful and thought-provoking piece of work. It is oil painting, poetry, eulogy and video game all at once. And it’s never less than fascinating.’ The Telegraph

In 2018, Dear Esther Live will tour to Holland Festival and Musikfest Bremen, supported by PRS for Music Foundation and British Council.

​24 June 2018 – Holland Festival – Muziekgebouw, information and tickets here

5 September 2018 – Musikfest Bremen – information and tickets here 

Credits

​game
The Chinese Room in collaboration with Little Lost Poly

music
Jessica Curry

conductor
Iain Farrington

gamer
Thomas McMullan

producer
Laura Ducceschi

production manager
Kevin Taylor

foh engineer
Simon Wheeler

av engineer 
Christian Mock

tour manager
Erica Dellner

performed by

Iain Farrington, piano
Oliver Dimsdale, narrator
Joanna L’Estrange, soprana
Laurence Bush, electronics
Chris Worsey, cello
Rachel Robson, viola
Tom Piggott-Smith, violin
Natalia Bonner, violin

Dear Esther Live is supported by PRS Foundation for Music (Holland Festival) and British Council (Musikfest Bremen)

With thanks to Arts Council England and Barbican