Immersive audio work commissioned for NOW 17 radical new performance festival at The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick.
The Foley Explosion is an immersive storytelling show about Russia; an alternative spy thriller featuring live Foley sound effects and looping technology in sound worlds that conjure a movie in the mind. This solo show brings to life experiences of a year spent in Russia and features disinformation, fake news and cameos from the intelligence community past and present: Edward Snowden, Grigori Rasputin and Alexander Litvinenko.
Foley Explosion is being redeveloped and starts a UK tour with a free preview show at The Dummy Run Club at St. Paul's of West Hackney on 26 May 2018. Presented with support from The Yard, BAC and Hackney Showroom. Tour details on the tab above.
4 stars in The Herald:
"...While such a scenario resembles the labyrinthine twists and turns of a Cold War spy thriller, it is in the telling that makes Bower's show so special. Amplified heels, slamming doors and metronomic toys are looped in such a way as to create a found sound symphony that conjures up a very noisy world."