NO BOUNDARIES – ZINE
The No Boundaries zine is a collection of articles, interviews and images that gives context and colour to this season of work.
We have printed a very limited run of these zines, but we are keen for as many people as possible to read and learn more about the artists that make No Boundaries what it is.
Below we begin with a selection of articles taken directly from the publication. These blogs are slightly extended or alternative to the actual articles that appear in the printed zine.
Following the blogs is a selection of audio and visual content created by Jonathan Leitch a drummer, sound designer and engineer, aerialist and circus artist, who, amongst many other things has worked with Diverse City, Cirque Bijou and Extraordinary Bodies as a performer and sound designer.
This year, Jonathan has been working on the sound design for new show Human, coming to The Civic 8 & 9 October. He is exploring how audio can be included to create a more immersive experience, particularly for those with visual impairments. He uses a Hybrid Drum kit to add Foley samples, audio commentary, backing tracks and other audio elements to theatre soundscapes.
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Please use headphones – Jonathan Leitch
A collection of 3 sound pieces which starts off exploring the poignant moment of nothingness after we found out we were going into lockdown on 23rd March 2020, giving us space to reflect on everything that has happened since Boris Johnson asked us to stay at Home. The second piece recreates the robotic clanging sounds of a terrifying iron monster for the Graeae Theatre Company Iron Man Library Tour. The third piece accompanies a scene from The Shouting Mute’s theatre show ‘Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate’, in which the main character starts to question his life and his reality around him. The three pieces come together to create a provoking and experiential soundscape.
PLEASE USE HEADPHONES!
Grandma’s Got Hugs- Jonathan Leitch
This sounds design piece explores the intimate details and humanity of a single moment; the warmth of a hug from a loved one. Rough piano provokes strong emotions and the feeling of peace that comes from being in a safe moment or space.
GRANDMA’S GOT HUGS
What Am I Worth Show Trailer – Extraordinary Bodies
A trailer for the live 2018 circus show What Am I Worth? in which Jonathan performs aerially as well as on drums alongside other artists. In a world where there is not enough to go around, survival hangs in the balance and people are made to prove their worth. Against all odds, they dance, fly and sing on a tipping and spinning stage where the ground becomes the sky and the floor becomes the ceiling. A circus show with original live music and ground-breaking physicality.
What Do You See In Me? (Audio Described & BSL Interpreted) -Extraordinary Bodies
What Do You See In Me? Was filmed in artists’ homes during lockdown in March and April 2020. It features an original score by Ted Barnes, was written by Hattie Naylor and created by Extraordinary Bodies.