A project seven years in the making leaps onto the page as musician/composer Natalie Twigg brings us a poignant story that weaves within her evocative music.
With painter Todd Alexander they created the twelve pieces of artwork; a powerful collaboration between audio and visual artists.The premiere performance of The Gallery took place on the 26th of October, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Whilst telling the story and playing the piano, Natalie was joined by the singing voices of The Gallery Children as the concert realisation of this enchanting work drew to a close.
Natalie brings us a poignantly beautiful story of searching and renewal, as layer upon layer of the tale weaves within her evocative music. It’s set in a theatre with twelve pieces of artwork taking centre stage, Natalie’s friend and highly acclaimed artist, Todd Alexander, has created these twelve pieces of mellifluous artwork making a powerful audio and visual collaboration.
Creating The Gallery
Field trip to Susan Hayword’s grave site
As The Gallery is inspired by the biblical character, Bathsheba, it seemed fitting to visit the nearby grave of Susan Hayward who played the starring role alongside Gregory Peck in the 1951 most popular movie of the year, David and Bathsheba.
Working on children’s costumes
Natalie and Todd working on The Gallery
Details of The Gallery paintings by Todd Alexander.
The book is here!
Re-experience the The Gallery in images and sound
Start the audio player below and then click the image below it to open the gallery.
(You can download the audio by clicking the icon on the audio player above.)
“Both stirring and serene, Natalie’s music draws you into the arc of her stories. And as you listen, you hear your own story as well”Joel LeMon, Candler School of Theology, Emory University,
“There is a lot going on in this complex new work by Natalie Twigg, and she carries it off seemingly effortlessly. Twigg tells an intricate story with charm and skill, while juggling voice, piano and the evocative paintings of Todd Alexander. You’ll be humming bits of it as you leave. Great stuff.”Kevin C. Madigan, Journalist