Nadah El Shazly & Elvin Brandhi: Pollution Opera (A/V) feat. Omar El Sadek
As two voices pushing the standards of accepted feminine vocal spectrum in very different ways, Nadah El Shazly and Elvin Brandhi are colliding to investigate what a postmodern opera would sound like. In choosing to collaborate with a cacophony carbon orchestra, as an omnipresence feature, we embrace
dissonance, and look into poetic ways of re-establishing intimacy.
We perform ballads on motor bikes, tragedies in the market, sacrifice by the fish smoking huts… Our futurist mythology unfolds in limbo, a timeless vacuum of hope and dread. Fascinated by the transformative, triggering capacities of sound: textures, melody, rhythm, that provoke the subject to vociferate and gesticulate in unpredictable ways, in this sense, composing not songs but spells.
Pollution Opera was first conceived en route in Cairo, Kampala and Paris.
++ Live visuals by Omar El Sadek reworking theatrical choreographies filmed by
Arnaud Mery during their Nyege Nyege residency in Kampala.