THE HEAD & THE LOAD
music composed and conceived by PHILLIP MILLER
Urs Schönebaum / Georg Veit
Janus Fouché | Žana Marović | Catherine Meyburgh
Luc De Wit
Chris Waldo de Wet
Michael Atkinson | Philip Miller
Concept and Director
Co-composer | Music Director
Video Editing and Compositing
Studio Technical Director
CREATED & PERFORMED BY
Mncedisi Shabangu, Hamilton Dlamini, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Luc De Wit
FEATURED VOCALISTS & PERFORMERS
Joanna Dudley, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Ann Masina, Bham Ntabeni, Sipho Seroto, N`Faly Kouyate (kora), Mario Gotoh* (viola), Tlale Makhene (percussion) and Vincenzo Pasquariello (piano)
Gregory Maqoma, Julia Zenzie Burnham, Thulani Chauke, Xolani Dlamini, Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Mhlaba Buthelezi, Ayanda Eleki, Grace Magubane, Blaise Malaba, Ncokwane Lydia Manyama, Caroline Modiba, Tshegofatso Moeng, Mapule Moloi, Lindokuhle Thabede, Motho Oa Batho, Bulelani Madondile, Lubabalo Velebayi, Eddie Mofokeng
Waldo Alexander (violin), Christina Courtin* (violin), Colin Jacobsen* (violin); Eilidh Martin (cello), Caitlin Sullivan* (cello), Caleb van der Swaagh* (cello), Eric Jacobson* (cello); Logan Coale* (bass), Shawn Conley* (bass); Andrew Rehrig* (flute), Myles Roberts (flute), Alex Sopp* (flute); Michael P. Atkinson* (French horn), Deepa Goonetilleke (French horn), Laura Weiner* (French horn); Samuel Ewens* (trumpet), Samuel Jones* (trumpet); Bob Couture* (trombone), Richard Harris* (trombone), Nicolas Jones* (trombone), Will Lang* (trombone), Dave Nelson* (trombone), Jon Stokes* (trombone), Benny Vernon* (trombone); Jon Hill* (tuba), Andy Kershaw* (tuba), Andrew Madej* (tuba); Nathan Koci* (accordion), Will Holshouser (accordion); Sam Budish* (percussion), David Stevens* (percussion).
*with members of The Knights chamber orchestra (New York)
THE OFFICE performing arts + film Rachel Chanoff, Laurie Cearley, Lynn Koek, Catherine DeGennaro, Noah Bashevkin, Olli Chanoff, Diane Eber, Gabrielle Davenport, & Chloe Golding in association with Quaternaire | Sarah Ford
Ryan Gohsman | Sara Sahin
Bert Menzel | Claudine Grinwis
Jacques van Staden
Sigi Koerner | Stephanie Barker | Luke Gibson
Assistant Stage Manager
Head Costume Fabricator
Anne McIlleron, Linda Leibowitz, Joy Lowdon, Natalie Dembo, Taryn Hackett
Artistic Directors Colin Jacobsen / Eric Jacobsen
Executive Director Shruti Adhar
Special Thanks to:
Natalie Denbo, Homi Bhabha, Sue Killam, Meghan Labbee, Richard Criddle, Liza Essers, Joy Lowden, Dr Anna Maguire, David Olusoga, Roger Tatley, Anne Stanwix, Joe Thompson, Lautarchiv Humboldt University, Berlin and all the musicians and singers who participated in the first Maboneng Workshop, September 2017
The Head & The Load acknowledges the kind assistance of Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery in this project.
Lead support for the development of The Head & the Load has been provided by Brenda R. Potter, Daniel R. Lewis, the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation and Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, with further support from Alessia Bulgari, Agnes Gund and Wendy Fisher. Additional support has been provided by the JKW Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Simeon Bruner, Robert Gold, Sarah McNair, Randal Fippinger, John and Cynthia Reed, Bill & Sako Fisher, Quaternaire and donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Additional Fundraising support and strategy by Jean Tatge Consulting and Valerie Lynch.
World premiere in London at Tate Modern, produced by THE OFFICE performing arts + film in association with Quaternaire. 14-18 NOW was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England & Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport.
Created in residence at MASS MoCA, North Adams, 2018, and Kentridge Studios, Johannesburg 2017-2018. The Head & The Load was developed in collaboration with chamber orchestra The Knights, based in New York.