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I’ve just finished the 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 The 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.

★★★★  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)

Playing now at The Place until 30th September.

 

 

THE WEDDINGTHE WEDDING

Gecko’s brand new production The Wedding is touring the UK during 2017 and beyond.

Forthcoming dates include:

12th – 16th September | HOME | Manchester, UK

21st – 23rd September | Exeter Northcott | Exeter, UK

3rd October | Lighthouse Poole | Poole, UK

6th – 7th October | Hall For Cornwall | Cornwall, UK

 

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

KING LEARKING LEAR

I wrote the original score and sound design for a special collaborative project with Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Directed by Tom Morris at Bristol Old Vic with Timothy West as Lear, the production includes original songs, an onstage orchestra of 18th Century weather machines and the oldest operational thunder run in the country.

CYMBELINECYMBELINE

I recently composed the original score for Cymbeline, directed by Melly Still, which played at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Barbican Theatre, and in cinemas from 28th September.

‘Dave Price’s music – combinations of voices, strings, wind, percussion and keyboards – is magnificent.
It gives shape and depth and atmosphere and helps to make whole what we see before us.’

Clare Brennan – The Observer

Some of my music from the production is available on CD from the RSC shop and as download from iTunes.

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Gecko‘s most recent work The Time of Your Life is now available to watch in full on YouTube.

The piece features my original score and was created specially for LIVE FROM TELEVISION CENTRE, a live broadcast that aired on BBC Four on Sunday 15th November, showcasing five independent theatre companies and makers based in the UK.

The performances were all filmed in the iconic Television Centre complex (the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013) and was the BBC’s first live broadcast there since 2013.