A SYMPHONY OF SLOTHS
Slumbering Sloth. Slowly Snoring. Circulating Solar Systems. Submitting Solar Beams. Seeing through Souls. Sloth Knows.
A Symphony of Sloths is an original music production,produced, directed and composed by Marika Pratley. It premiered in the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2014 and received funding from Kakano Funding/Creative New Zealand, to a sold out season. It featured a Sloth Robot designed and built especially for the performance, as well as a homemade electronic synthesiser. The work was an amalgamation of Javanese gamelan instruments, voice, wine glasses, and sampled electronics.
Nominated for Most Original Concept in the New Zealand Fringe Awards 2014
Nominated for Best Music/Cabaret in the New Zealand Fringe Awards 2014
Highly Commended at Auckland Fringe Festival 2015
Finalist in New Zealand School of Music Composer Competition 2015
A Symphony of Sloths premiered at the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2014, at Puppies Bar 118 Tory St, Wellington CBD on February 26th - 2nd March 2014.
Auckland Fringe Festival at Audio Foundation 27-28th February 2015
Dunedin Fringe Festival at Dunedin Community Gallery March 21-22nd 2015
Finalist at New Zealand School of Music Composer competition 2015
NOW Festival 2016 and 2017
European Tour June 2017 - Worm Rotterdam, Live Performance on Radio Cashmere Berlin, Athens Museum of Queer Arts and Mullard Space Science Labrotory, University College London.