A fast-paced collage of acapella sound worlds. Each song explores everyday human experience in playful and emotive detail: a fragile apology, a fervent cup of tea.
Performed by a trio of female singers, Mmm Hmmm blends intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony with dynamic, darkly comic staging.
Composed and directed by Verity Standen, in collaboration with Ellie Showering and Dominie Hooper. Additional creative input from Ira Brand, Emma Williams and Dan Canham. Produced by Tom Spencer.
Developed at Residence, Bristol with support from Arts Council England. Photos by Paul Blakemore.
Verity Standen is a freelance performer, composer, musical director and choir-leader based between Bristol and London. Her practice explores the human voice and how it can be manipulated through space, intimacy and live performance. As well as creating her own work, Verity regularly composes and performs with companies and artists such as Living Structures, Ira Brand and Bristol Old Vic.