Victory Over the Sun

As part of artist Matt Stokes 6-month residency at the gallery, he created ‘Club Ponderosa’, in which Victory Over the Sun was staged by The New Factory in March 2009.

Directed by Gary Merry, this rarely performed ‘Futurist’ Opera was created in 1913 by Khlebniko, Kruchenykh, Matiushin, and Melevich.

Little survives of the original score, but utilizing the libretto, we added our own sounds, and used the rhythm and music of the voice.

March 2009 – 176 Gallery – London