Jamie Man Interview


It’s about creating an expectation and then breaking that expectation. You might say the whole piece is a game of mix and match. Jamie Man is a London born and based composer and conductor. Her work is primarily concerned with music and the poetic mystery of what we are as human beings. Her first opera, commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, premiered in 2016. In 2018, she was composer-in-residency at LOD muziektheater in Ghent. Together with Swiss writer Peter Stamm, she creates Zelle, a new chamber opera for LOD that stems from the acceptance that reality is full of contradictions. It is [...]