The web series I've been scoring for the better part of the last year is finally going to be released! Classified Freaks Episode 1 will be broadcasting on the 24th of March at 7pm. It's the first production by director Shuhel Ahmed, and it's looking pretty great! Details are available here: https://www.facebook.com/classifiedfreaks/?fref=ts
It's finally here. Ocean is available right through this link! It's been a long time coming and I'm so excited to share it with you.
To celebrate, for the next week you can also get 50% off Journey On Home AND Journey on Home Bonus Edition. At the checkout, quote OCEAN for 50% off Journey On Home and OCEAN2 for 50% off the bonus edition.
As ever, if you enjoy the music, please please share it around and spread the word. Thank you so much for listening and reading, it means the world.
After a summer of recording and mixing, my new single Ocean will be out on Friday 28th of October! Many hours of work have gone into this project and I'm so excited about how this song is sounding. I'll post again when it's ready, but it'll be up at www.joannakarselis.bandcamp.com and available for the bargain price of £1. Check out the trailer for it below:
22nd October, 8pm
MAC link: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/the-magnetic-diaries
‘The Magnetic Diaries’ is an innovative reworking of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary in a contemporary English setting, by Forward Prize highly-commended poet Sarah James of Droitwich. The troubled, adulterous heroine, Emma Bailey, battles with romantic idealism, illusions about love, a stifling middle-class lifestyle, boredom and depression; pushing her life and marriage to the brink.
In a year when nearly 1 in 4 English women (24%) report having had depression and while wide misunderstanding still fuels stigma and prejudice, Reaction Theatre Makers’ new show takes a fresh and compelling approach.
‘Highly Recommended’ by critics at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, ‘The Magnetic Diaries’ was described as “intensely moving” and the poetry as “divine. Rich, complex, visual, flowing and tumbling out with power and aliveness…” One reviewer wrote that the piece ‘‘shows how wondrous and creative life can be despite living with depression…”
Moving lyrical fragments, crafted poems from Emma’s diary, the warm prose of her husband’s voice and cool rationality of her doctor’s - together with subtle physical language and Joanna Karselis' compelling musical score conspire to make this solo show an immersive experience.
Thanks to funding from the Arts Council England, the atmospherically charged production, completes its national tour in Birmingham and London in October.
‘The Magnetic Diaries’ is playing at the Birmingham mac, on Saturday 22nd October, 8pm. Tickets £10 (£8 concs) are available from the Box Office on 0121 446 3232 or at www.macbirmingham.co.uk
I had a great time at the Fringe promoting The Magnetic Diaries and watching all the theatre possible (Fringe itineraries are no joke). It seems that other people enjoyed our work up there too; see this hot off the press review for more details!
Don't panic if you missed it in Edinburgh; it's touring!
2nd October, Bristol - Alma Theatre, 7pm
15th October, FEAST, Malvern Cube, 18.30 (I think)
22nd October, Birmingham mac , 8pm
24th October, The Vaults, London, 7.30pm
Check the venue websites for ticket details. Don't miss the last scheduled shows of this fantastic play!