We are Creators & Collaborators. Our creative partnership is based in London and we work and perform around the globe.
We create theatrical performances based in a rich and intimate intermingling of words and music - two(or more) genres mixing to create a new and visceral theatrical form.
We love collaborating with Festivals, Orchestras, individual Artists, Writers, Ensembles, Designers, Venues.
Our lyric drama Tchaikovsky - Bright Stars Shone For Us
(a recent Poesis production at Wimbledon Int Music Festival with The London Mozart Players)
has been shortlisted for the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards!
Winners to be announces on the 18th November
2020 In flux
Stravinsky: A Soldier's Tale
London Mozart Players
Narrator: Tama Matheson
Conductor: Will Vann
Broadcast Day: 3pm Sunday 8 November 2020
Filmed at the Royal Chelsea Hospital with an audience of Chelsea Pensioners
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Written at the end of the First World War, Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Taleis a parable for all cultures and times. A deserting soldier trades his beloved violin to the devil in return for a fortune, later deliberately losing at cards to win it back. But the Devil is not so easily beaten… Actor Tama Matheson narrates this Faustian story, while rhythms of ragtime, tango, waltz and a march jostle for position in Stravinsky’s devilishly original score. Broadcast on Remembrance Sunday, the concert will end with ‘The Last Post’.
Exploring Beethoven's Genius
Wimbledon Int. Music Festival
Piers Lane, piano, Jessica Duchen, author
from Sat 21 November 2020, 7:30PM to
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 9:00PM
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A specially commissioned new drama by Tama Matheson in which Beethoven drops in on pianist Piers Lane as he is about to embark on performing, for the first time, the complete cycle of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas will be performed at a later date.
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"Ben" is a captivating theatrical window into the inspired music of the superb English composer Benjamin Britten and was first presented by Camerata of St John's with Tama Matheson (Actor and Director). This excerpt is from the final moments of the work and features "Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge".
Don Juan - The Scandalous Life of Lord Byron
Don Juan explores the seductive and scandalous life of Lord Byron’s fictional libertine, intertwined with the equally outrageous life of Lord Byron himself. Just like Byron’s poem itself, the musical interpretation of Don Juan is full of wit, charm, elegance, adventure and horror, revealing a deep portrait of one of the greatest creative minds of the Romantic era. Here starring Karin Schaupp and Tama Matheson.
WORDs and STAGE
Writer and Actor
The man behind the words and each production: Tama is a writer, director, and actor with a passion for bringing together the spoken word with music. Tama has, in his career, always straddled the musical and theatrical worlds, and, for many years, has cherished a desire to unify these two separate worlds. POESIS is the realisation of that vision. Tama has directed opera and theatre all over the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Oper Graz, Houston Grand Opera, Melbourne and Perth Opera. He has also collaborated with orchestras, including Melbourne, Tasmanian, and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Brisbane Camerata, and the London Mozart Players.
Tama has worked at Covent Garden, The Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Baden Baden Opera, and is currently Artistic Director of the Brisbane Shakespeare Festival, which he established in 2006. As an actor, Tama has worked with companies all over England and Australia.
BEHIND the SCENE - Producer
With an academic background in literature, music and economics Kirsten manages POESIS productions and dives deeply into research around new commissions. Kirsten works with Barnes Music Festival and on various projects abroad as well as a project manager for Baroque ensemble Solomon’s Knot. POESIS is an exciting venture for someone who always likes to take the interdisciplinary road.
Partners, Friends & Collaborators
We are enormously excited to bring a fresh, new style of musico-theatrical collaboration to London, and to establish a base in Europe for the performance and production of Lyric Dramas.
All things BAROQUE
Davina performs around the world with the UK’s most highly regarded period ensembles – The English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Academy of Ancient Music, Dunedin Consort, Arcangelo and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She plays on a 1659 Francesco Ruggieri violin.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
a captivating Audio Story
a little treat from us to you
we hope you will enjoy
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