Created by Composer Alex Ho and Theatre Maker Elayce Ismail
A co-commission by Music Theatre Wales and London Sinfonietta
made in partnership with HOME

A trip to the Amazon takes an unexpected turn.
Music, text and visuals combine in a poetic reflection on the world we live in.

Alex Ho and Elayce Ismail have never met in person.

Neither had used Zoom before lockdown.

They now know a lot about the inside of each other’s homes: where the best signal is, what’s hanging on the back of that door just in shot, how well the sound of a reversing truck in London carries to Cambridge…

Out of this virtual meeting, and sharing of lives and ideas, came AMAZON. The making of the piece mirrors their experiences of lockdown: what started as a meditation on the suspension of time and collapse of space, became a quest for connection to the world beyond their screens and outside their windows. The result was a surprising and joyful creative collaboration that took them on a journey to the other side of the world.

You can now watch AMAZON on the London Sinfonietta Channel

Commissioning/Producing Partners

About London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles. Formed in 1968, the group’s commitment to making new music has seen it commission 400 works and premiere hundreds more. Its ethos today is to constantly experiment with an ever changing art form, bringing together the best musicians, composers and artists to create excellent, risk-taking work. Its huge catalogue of recorded work is now being added to with new creative digital projects and online performances aimed at inspiring and involving an ever-wider audience. Resident at Southbank Centre and Artistic Associate at Kings Place, with a busy touring schedule, the London Sinfonietta’s core eighteen Principal Players represent some of the best musicians in the world. The organisation is proud to be in association with Music Theatre Wales.

About Homemakers

Homemakers is a series of new commissions inviting artists to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home. These fully funded commissions are an offer to groundbreaking artists to challenge the definition of “live performance” – whether through live streaming, recordings, games, interactive stories, personal encounters, or something completely different.