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THE MOTHERTHE MOTHER

I recently worked on a new contemporary ballet by Arthur Pita, starring two celebrated dancers - internationally acclaimed classical ballerina Natalia Osipova, and multi-award winning Jonathan Goddard. It’s an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s dark fairy tale and it premiered in December 2018. The score and sound design was created in an exciting musical collaboration with composer and multi-instrumentalist Frank Moon and the piece features both of us performing live. Plans for 2019 include performances in Moscow and London.

****      The Stage
‘Compellingly nightmarish…Frank Moon and Dave Price’s music, performed live, has an echoing percussive base to it, with added Slavonic dance themes on fiddle and flute.’

*****     Southside Advertiser
‘…so much of not only the feel of this production, but its whole atmosphere, is due to inspired music by the gifted composers and multi instrumentalists Frank Moon and Dave Price who have created truly original and powerful music for this production.’

TROILUS & CRESSIDATROILUS & CRESSIDA

I collaborated with percussion legend Evelyn Glennie as co-composer and sound designer on this RSC production, directed by Greg Doran at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon and broadcast live to cinema.

★★★★★     ‘Rusted, twisted, shattered and beautiful’     Broadway World

★★★★         ‘Wonderful, epic and hugely rewarding’        The Times

★★★★         ‘Epic, Mad Max style’                                        What’s On Stage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=204mBzbWQrI

 


THE LOVELY BONESTHE LOVELY BONES

I composed and recorded original music for the stage premiere of Alice Sebold’s world-famous novel, adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Melly Still.

★★★★ ‘A mesmerising spectacle’        The Guardian

★★★★ ‘A riveting dialogue between heaven and earth’        The Times

★★★★ ‘A joyous, tragic celebration of humanity, with humour and tragedy nestled side by side.’        What’s On Stage

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdXiAZHMTxI

THE WEDDINGTHE WEDDING

Gecko’s brand new production The Wedding is at The Barbican as part of London International Mime Festival, 24 – 26 January 2019.

DeadClubDeadClub

I wrote original score and sound design for a new dance theatre production by Requardt & Rosenberg, our first collaboration since The Roof.
I was delighted to be supported by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund in the creation of the soundtrack which features a specially assembled choir of volunteers, vocal and instrumental contributions from some of my regular collaborators and large doses of percussion.

★★★★ The Observer “A strong feature of the work is Dave Price’s sound design, which progresses from the idiosyncratic to the hellish, with the final minutes played out to sinister industrial percussion.”

★★★★  Guardian “one of the most enjoyably baffling productions I’ve seen in ages”

★★★★★ The Stage “Superbly surreal dance theatre”

★★★★ Time Out “Mindblowingly weird”


“There are solos that make the most of Dave Price’s soundtrack, a sort of percussive ultra-lounge which adds hugely to the David Lynch vibe.”
(Financial Times)

 

 

THE DREAMER

Gecko recently made a show with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre which had a successful run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Led by associate director Rich Rusk and movement director Chris Evans, inspired by the masterful imaginations of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu,
The Dreamer features an original through-composed score, written and produced by me and featuring the extraordinary violinist Ni Peiwen playing live.

 

“Vivid, enthralling…a production that has all the Gecko hallmarks of quick transformation and sensation, including a driving recorded score by Dave Price, vitally punctuated by the violinist Ni Peiwen’s live playing.”
★★★★ The Times

“It’s a predictably classy show, the swirling action scored with crashing, crescendoing passion by Dave Price – with live, virtuoso violin from Ni Peiwen.
★★★★ The Stage

“Visually stunning, audibly mesmerising and heart stoppingly thrilling.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“A stunning production…this is one show that should be on the top of your list to see this year.” ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

THE EMPEROR

Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Ryszard Kapuściński’s book about Emperor Haile Selassie played at The Young Vic, before transferring to HOME, Manchester and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Directed by Walter Meierjohann, designed by Ti Green, starring Kathryn Hunter and the brilliant musician Temesgen Zeleke who I had the privilege of working with on the soundtrack.

**** The Guardian
**** The Financial Times
**** What’s on Stage
**** The Stage