MUSIC AND LYRICS
Rachel Fuller is a composer and pianist whose work draws on her classically trained background and a life in rock music. With two solo albums to her name (Universal), Fuller achieved international recognition as the orchestrator of Pete Townshend’s Quadrophenia which has toured worldwide to great critical acclaim. In 2005. Fuller created the first live streamed touring internet music show called In The Attic, featuring guests including The Flaming Lips, The Raconteurs, The Kooks, Regina Spektor, Kasabian and Martha Wainwright. Rachel Fuller is married to Pete Townshend.
‘The score by Rachel Fuller, emphasised nuance and melodic range, with strings and horns casting light on background harmonies, rhythmic undercurrents and returning motifs perhaps lost in the sheer physical blast of the Who's original. It sounds rich and playful, a little bit Leonard Bernstein in its horn driven pulse, a little bit Puccini in its melodic trickery. The audience was rapturously impressed, with standing ovations all round’. The Telegraph review Classic Quadrophenia, Royal Albert Hall Show ****
JESSE CAMERON ALICK
Jesse Cameron Alick is a poet, playwright, producer, and Zen Master. As the Company Dramaturge of the Public Theater in New York City, where he has worked for the last eleven years, he plans readings and workshops, manages commissions and is an active leader in new play development. Over the last 20 years Jesse has been a regularly produced playwright, freelance producer and freelance dramaturge.
Jesse is also a journalist, essayist and lecturer. He studied writing with Adrienne Kennedy and has taught theater courses at Lewis and Clark College.
One of the most recognisable figures in the pantheon of popular music, Pete Townshend has spent 50 years at the helm of rock legends The Who, primarily as guitarist and principal songwriter. The British band, who rose to fame alongside The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks in the early 1960s, has sold more than 100 million albums including the rock operas ‘Tommy’ and ‘Quadrophenia’ and scored 25 UK hit singles, among them enduring standards such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘My Generation‘ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’.
Townshend, 72, has also written scripts for stage and screen, novels, short stories and a best-selling autobiography. He grew up in West London, where he still lives, with his wife Rachel Fuller.
ARRANGEMENTS AND INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Martin is a London-based composer, orchestrator and arranger. He has worked with Rachel Fuller and Pete Townshend on projects including Classic Quadrophenia, a symphonic reimagining of The Who's 1973 album featuring Alfie Boe, Billy Idol and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since its Royal Albert Hall premiere in 2015, the album has been performed in Vienna, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Martin has recorded with some of Europe's leading orchestras for BBC wildlife documentaries, award-winning short films, computer games, studio albums and library music, along with soundtracks for large-scale stage shows at the 'Puy du Fou' park in Vendée, France.
Martin completed his masters at the Royal College of Music in 2011, having been awarded the Joseph Horowitz Prize for Composition for Screen, and has since returned as a guest lecturer.
WAS DEVELOPED AT
GlassHill Studios, London, in May 2017 and presented in a workshop private preview at Milton Court Theatre, Barbican, London in June 2017.
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