Tuesday, 3 April 2012

"Ingerland at Milwall" Saturday 7th April 2012. 1:45pm.

Come along to the premier of Ingerland at Millwall.  A modern opera composed by London based Jocelyn Pook - originally inspired and made in collaboration with Millwall fans and featuring “No one likes us, we don’t care” which will be brought back to the Den on 7th April 2012

On this of all days, as we mourn the passing of the legendary Barry Kitchener, whose name features in one of the pieces, that quotation has never rung more true.
A modern opera composed by London based Jocelyn Pook – Ingerland,  originally inspired and made in collaboration with Lions fans and featuring “No one likes us, we don’t care” will today be brought back to Millwall at The Den.

So please join us for the memorial of Barry Kichener and the Opera at 1.45pm.  Tracks will also be played during half time.

If you click on the link below you will be able to view the schedule for Saturday's event:

“Football gives you the highs and lows of every emotion you can have...it’s like the church of emotion.” Millwall fan, involved and featuring in the Ingerland Opera.

This is the second event of an ongoing collaboration between  Millwall FC and Goldsmiths College ( MA Art and Politics students ). Jocelyn Pook was invited to re-record the opera specifically for this occasion and the recordings will be played before the match and at the half time.

Though it is called an opera, Ingerland is far from a traditional opera and follows on from the music she composed for films and theatres including Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York (2003).  Songs include interviews with fans and the roar of the Dockers crowd making Ingerland  a unique ‘opera’ which until 7th will have only ever been played in Royal Opera House;  where it set to challenge the audiences' expectations of what might be considered operatic and theatrical.

And so in its return to its rightful home, Ingerland seeks to emulate the sense of solidarity produced by Millwall’s chants, and the rituals of football, and celebrate it at the best theatre in town, the MILLWALL STADIUM.  This event coincides with Dave Sullivan’s current research into Millwall’s impressive musical history and  Ingerland will consequently become part of this impressive archive.

You are invited to share your thoughts on the event here on our blog. 

This event is supported by the Goldsmiths Annual Fund.

If you are interested then grab your tickets from:
Goldsmiths Students Shop - £2 for students
Millwall FC Ticket Line - 020 7231 9999

Millwall Football Club,
Ilderton Road,
SE16 3LN. 

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