Friday 19 January sees the relaunch of Dear Esther Live by BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry.
Following the release of the ground breaking video game Dear Esther in 2012, the UK tour of Curry’s highly acclaimed score allows you to be transported into the world of the game, set on an uninhabited Hebridean island. With cinematic display and spoken narration, the game is played in real-time alongside the musicians who take cues from the player’s progress in exploring the deserted island.
If you missed out on experiencing the mesmerising Dear Esther Live in 2017, the good news is there are still plenty of performances coming up in the UK tour which recommences in Nottingham on 19 January.
For more information about tickets and venues, click here.
'A beautiful and thought-provoking piece of work. It is oil painting, poetry, eulogy and video game all at once. And it’s never less than fascinating.'
‘Dear Esther Live is best understood not as a substitute for actually playing the game yourself but as a way of expanding your appreciation for the work as a whole...
Jessica Curry’s haunting BAFTA-nominated score swells at all the appropriate moments and is performed flawlessly, but what proves most interesting about the presence of the live musicians is how little they actually play. Their silence throughout most of the performance draws attention to how sparingly Dear Esther deploys its soundtrack, which in turn makes its appearances all the more impactful.’
Andrew Gordon (The Skinny) 6 November 2017