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), Tlale Makhene (percussion) & 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
Chamber Orchestra THE KNIGHTS
Christina Courtin (violin), Colin Jacobsen (violin); Mario Gotoh (viola); Caitlin Sullivan (cello), Caleb van der Swaagh (cello); Logan Coale (bass), Shawn Conley (bass); Andrew Rehrig (flute), Alex Sopp (flute); Michael P. Atkinson (horn); Eric Jacobsen (trumpet), Samuel Ewens (trumpet), Jean Laurenz (trumpet); Bob Couture (trombone), Richard Harris (trombone), Nic Jones (trombone), Dave Nelson (trombone), Jon Stokes (trombone); Andy Kershaw (tuba), Andrew Madej (tuba); Nathan Koci (accordian); Sam Budish (percussion), David Stevens (percussion).
THE OFFICE performing arts + film Rachel Chanoff, Laurie Cearley, Lynn Koek, Catherine DeGennaro, Noah Bashevkin, Gabrielle Davenport, Olli Chanoff & Diane Eber in association with Quaternaire
Emmanuelle Erhart | Bert Menzel | Claudine Grinwis
Jacques van Staden
Sigi Koerner | Stephanie Barker | Luke Gibson
Asst Stage Manager
Asst Set Design
Anne McIlleron, Linda Leibowitz, Joy Lowdon, Natalie Dembo, Taryn Hackett
Artistic Directors Colin Jacobsen / Eric Jacobsen
Executive Director Shruti Adhar
Special Thanks to:
Homi Bhabha, Richard Criddle, Liza Essers, Sue Killam, Meghan Labbee, Dr Anna Maguire, David Olusoga, Anne Stanwix, Roger Tatley, 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, Sarah McNair, Randal Fippinger, John and Cynthia Reed, Bill & Sako Fisher, Quaternaire and donors who wish to remain anonymous.
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.
Developed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, 2018, and Kentridge Studios, Johannesburg 2017-2018.