Pass the Spoon: a sort-of opera about a television cooking show
September 12, 2012 8:57 PM   Subscribe

"Pass the Spoon is a daft and instantly lovable collaboration between cartoonist David Shrigley, composer David Fennessy and director Nicholas Bone. The posters promised a "sort-of opera" about cookery; what transpired was a zany, warm-hearted sort-of pantomime held together by some extremely good music and expert comic delivery." The short-run "sort-of opera" was largely structured around the story and designs of artist David Shrigley, who had never been to an opera, and doesn't have any specific interest in TV cookery. The Space is streaming a lovely, professionally shot film of a performance.
posted by filthy light thief (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Don't Know: the art of Shrigley on MetaFilter previously.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:58 PM on September 12, 2012

The Worried Noodles album, where various artists record songs using the lyrics Shrigley published in a book of the same name, is really, really good. It's on Spotify and the usual pay-to-play places.
posted by jason_steakums at 9:23 PM on September 12, 2012

Also, on ubuweb, Shrigley’s Late Night Tales Presents Shrigley Forced to Speak With Others (2006).
posted by misteraitch at 9:43 PM on September 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thank you for this! As a fan of Shrigley's art, I really enjoyed this performance. Fennessy sets a surreal tone and there is humor and tension from start to finish. Don't miss the 6 min BBC making of feature as well.
posted by rainman84 at 11:19 PM on September 12, 2012

"Chops!" "Chops?" "Chops!" "Chops?" "Chops!" "Chops? "Chops!" "Chops?" "Chops.... and graaaaavy!" Loving the playful art direction and 'songs' - refreshing stuff, like a bowl of veg-eh-tah-buhl soup.
posted by Jake DeNiro at 11:38 PM on September 12, 2012

Hee. This was produced by my friend's company who make all sorts of interesting musical things!
posted by typewriter at 8:00 AM on September 13, 2012

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