Kieran Rayner and Gamal Khamis are one of two duos to be successfully granted a Samling and Song Residency. During this intensive week, they will be developing and polishing their interactive play/recital, What If? – a World War 1 era love story with 8 possible endings, where the audience gets to choose what happens next. The story is illuminated by beautiful German and English art song throughout. Performance details to follow.
More Details about Samling and Song from samling.org.uk:
The response to the first round of applications for our new Samling and Song residencies for singer and pianist duos has been fantastic. We asked for proposals that present art-song in new ways, to new audiences across the UK and which explore repertoire by under-represented groups.
The first two duos chosen to benefit are mezzo-soprano Shakira Tsindos and pianist Lana Bode and baritone Kieran Rayner and pianist Gamal Khamis. Over the next few months they will work with their project mentors before spending a week at Marchmont to refine and rehearse their programmes. The variety and imagination of the applications we received made it clear that art-song has a lively future and we are looking forward to following the two selected projects through to fruition.