From The Red House

A Special Extended Edition: Talking BEAM with Nadine Benjamin, Darren Abrahams and Claire Shovelton

Episode Summary

Following the performances of BEAM: Everybody Can Stand in their Own Light at Snape Maltings, Lucy Walker caught up with some of the team that put this wonderful show together.

Episode Notes

Tune in for a fascinating conversation about the background, creation, and ethos of the multi-media music piece BEAM: Everybody Can Stand in their Own Light. The remarkable creative team behind this work (Nadine Benjamin, lead artists/co-dramaturg, Darren Abrahams, co-dramaturg and trauma specialist, and Claire Shovelton, senior producer and photographer) have a background not only in music but in psychology, the treatment of trauma, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).  The podcast explores the powerful effect of music in myriad ways, including the treatment of trauma. The team also discuss their aspirations regarding new ways of collaborative working.

Plus, some contributions to our podcast playlist, plus two excerpts from BEAM - 'E strano' from Verdi's La Traviata (recording from Nadine's 'Love and Prayer' album), and 'Champagne Queen'.

Lyrics and  Melody written by Nadine Benjamin and Music written by Nadine Benjamin and  IZIT-U

Guitar - Dan Bell

Bass - Oli Lee

Drums - Aidan Torode 

Keys - Jake Bowser  

BEAM was supported by a Britten Pears Arts residency.
Photo: Claire Shovelton