The Berkeley Ensemble has been awarded funding from the PRS Foundation for the world premiere tour of Mark Bowden's music theatre piece 'The Mare's Tale', through the Beyond Borders scheme.
Berkeley Ensemble. Photo by Louise Mather
The Mare's Tale is a work for actor and ensemble inspired by a series of drawings by Clive Hicks-Jenkins on the theme of the Mari Lwyd, a Welsh folk tradition. The words were written by Damian Walford Davies. The piece will be toured by the Berkeley Ensemble.
Beyond Borders is a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
The programme was established in 2010 to stimulate collaboration between composers, performance groups and music organisations across the four different UK countries and, since 2014, the Republic of Ireland.
Mark is Director of Composition at Royal Holloway. Please visit www.markbowden.net for the latest information about his work.