4 Tales To Save The World

A new piece of storytelling with music and live technology.

4 Tales to Save the World is currently being developed in collaboration with Adverse Camber production company and four of Wales’ best short story writers: Kate Hamer, Joao Morais, Mary-Ann Constantine and Bethan Dear.

The four stories are set in four different futures, where climate crisis, inequality, mass extinction, identity politics, genetics and artificial intelligence have all left their mark on humanity. Each tale takes us on a different journey to the future, either finding hope, despair, or the simple humanity of people.

As well as composing the music, the show is performed by Gwilym Morus-Baird, a singer-songwriter and storyteller with decades of experience performing in Wales, the UK and as far afield as Washington DC and Rajasthan.

4 Tales to Save the World creates four distinct worlds solely through music, sound and voice, and is suitable for all audiences, but particularly for those with visual impairment. This is a different kind of storytelling, using digital technology to loop, warp and create musical and theatrical effects, but it’s storytelling none the less.

As part of the development process for 4 Tales, Gwilym created a short test piece called The Aberystwyth Wall, which you can watch here:

The show will start touring in May 2020, performing on stages large and small across Wales and England. Please get in touch if you would like the show to visit your area or venue.

“. . . to make sense is to enliven the senses.”

— David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous

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