Tour Ready Productions
RRAMP: the Collector, the Archivist & the Electrocrat
SELECTIONS – COLLECTIONS – RECOLLECTIONS ... SHARP AS ICE AND BITTERSWEET
The lady is a collector. She lives in her big house. She brings home the things she likes. She wanted to have a band. She saw them and decided they were it. The band is RRAMP.
RRAMP is an electronica dance metal rock set reflecting on unexpected and compelling stories of archives, collections, pets, childhood imaginings and human frailty, accompanied by charming and exquisitely simple stop start animations.
The Collector lives with the precious objects and curious memories that she stores in jars in the rooms of her cavernous house. Christine Johnston is the Collector… She has procured two unsuspecting members to join her band… Lisa O’Neill, the dancing Archivist, her much shorter PA, ever willing to be of assistance but off on her own curious bends; and Peter Nelson, the Electrocrat… building the musical score behind his bank of sound technology and instruments, both help the Collector live her dream… while lending a listening ear to her stories, her musical saw and heavy metal guitar.
The Gingham family are very concerned for all the lost and discarded hand-made toys in the world and travel the world to find them. They bring them to their colourful home of odd shaped boxes and
welcome them to the family. Each toy is introduced one-by-one, and after seeing a slide show of how they came to be lost, they are given a vocal sound, a movement, a piece of music, a
night-light......and a nice comfy bed.
FLUFF is a simple, joyful and humorous tale told with a twist. It has been acclaimed for its originality, warmth, clever use of comedy and extraordinary combination of song, movement, sampling, projection and audience participation.