Flute Loops

With the latest viral hipster band due onstage any moment, a quantum physics student under the influence (of Stephen Hawking) attempts to warp time-space.  Music, math, and the substance of sound collide in a subatomic pop opera where anything that can happen does.

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            Flute Loops

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/flute-loops/ for details.

            Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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              Flute Loops

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/flute-loops/ for details.

              Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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              Flute Loops

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/flute-loops/ for details.

              Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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              Flute Loops

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/flute-loops/ for details.

              Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                Flute Loops

                See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/flute-loops/ for details.

                Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                  Flute Loops

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/flute-loops/ for details.

                  Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                  Presented by Devon More Music

                  Location: Good Foundation Theatre

                  Cast

                  4 thoughts on “Flute Loops”

                  1. Viral YouTube sensations #TheFluteLoops are finally here in London! Except, not for their opening performance. Come on, guys, it’s the height of bad behaviour to not show up for your own Fringe show. Zero stars!

                    However, their merch table attendant filled in with an unexpectedly adept impromptu performance of her own, which would be worth doing as a Fringe show itself. They Might Be Giants, Gilbert and Sullivan, Berlin Philharmonic watch out: she’s got patter songs combining quantum physics and classical music that would make Richard Feynman and Tom Lehrer swoon in appreciation and jealousy. More than that, though, she’s got a story to… well, imply… that at times hints at past Fringe shows like Berlin Waltz and Silent Party Interlude.

                    If the band doesn’t deign to make an appearance for their other scheduled gigs, maybe she’ll do it again. It’s Fringe, after all. Keep your eyes on the big picture and enjoy the show.

                  2. Bryan McLennon
                    Reviewer
                    says:

                    “You only get a Schrödinger joke if you never hear the punchline.”
                    Stephen Hawking: “I didn’t say that”
                    “You will Stephen, You will”
                    Stephen Hawking: “I’m dead”
                    “Only in this universe, Stephen.”

                    Flute Loops is swarm of pop-mashup physics puns and references that bear a convincing resemblance of the superheated ejections one would expect from a collision between “Third Rock from the Sun” and “The Big Bang Theory”.

                    It catapults off the launchpad into the realm of very high energy physical fun around very high energy physics and then cools into a sometimes uneven rambling angst, punctuated by a very clever musical device that is weakened somewhat by reuse without significantly different content.

                    It’s a bit of like a taking an excursion to Gamma Sector 12B, which turns out to be a somewhat less exciting outing than expected, but which redeems itself by taking place being aboard a particularly flashy and impressive vehicle driven by a first class rally driver.

                    ***

                  3. Ibrahim Ng says:

                    FLUTE LOOPS is a beautifully immersive lecture on physics and string theory melded perfectly with the Devon More’s musical performances. Her heartfelt singing and stringing are sweetly matched with her descriptions of vibrational states and quantum gravity, and I emerged from the show a little more knowledgeable than I went in, and I say that as someone who stopped understanding math and science classes by Grade 10.

                    The educational material is matched perfectly to More’s character arc: she’s a physics student working a merchandising table at an indie band performance forced to put on a show when the band fails to appear, and she has to improvise her music using only what she knows.

                    More finds precisely the right balance between music that’s seemingly improvised and music that’s clearly the product of contemplation and rehearsal, and there’s a delightful sense of success as she finds her voice onstage and achieves a happy medium between science and song.

                    There’s also a fascinating conflict as More expresses her preference for science and dismisses music as empty diversion, but then confesses to an existential horror of knowing that all matter and all humans are composed of empty space acting out cold and mindless mathematical functions compared to the warmth she finds in music. At points, More turns to the audience for solace and support with a hilarious yet simple questionnaire and she integrates audience participation beautifully.

                    FLUTE LOOPS is a smart, spellbinding show from a charismatic and gifted performer who is full of life and heartache and shares all of it through her instruments and dialogue.

                  4. Sara says:

                    This is such a great show- over flowing in talent. Definitely go see this one.

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