Giles Terera song cycle Black Matter available to stream online

Giles Terera song cycle Black Matter

A new song cycle written and performed by Giles Terera is available to stream online on demand.

The Olivier Award winning star of Hamilton, Giles Terera’s piece Black Matter is streaming now on BroadwayHD

The production is available worldwide to BroadwayHD subscribers here.

During lockdown in Summer 2021, Terera watched London life in its new and quiet form and wrote 12 songs, capturing what he felt and saw unfold around him. Simple and soulful, Black Matter sees Terera alone on the stage, accompanying his own singing on either piano or guitar. His songs tell of protest, joy, anger and love.

Terera said: “I live in Soho, London. I was there throughout last summer. I saw Soho shift from deserted tranquillity, where the only sounds were birds and church bells to the noise and heat of demands for social justice and civil unrest. I saw couples and families sneaking bike rides and I saw police brutality. Homelessness and empty properties. People helping each other and people hurting each other. Confusion and hope and strength.

“I found myself taking my guitar and writing about what I was seeing and feeling and thinking.

“I ended up writing a collection of songs and my aim was to respond immediately to what I was experiencing. I wanted to answer the question: how do we communicate in this atmosphere? How do we find love and balance and strength?”

Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn of Ginger Quiff Media, acting as Executive Producers on the project, added: “We are so excited to be able to share this important piece of theatrical creativity on such an extensive platform. This is a great opportunity for Giles’ thought-provoking and inspiring work to be shared with the world.”

Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, co-founders of BroadwayHD commented: “Giles Terera has a gift for storytelling through music and “Black Matter” is an extremely powerful and highly relevant performance piece for our time. We know that our audiences will not only enjoy it, but also be touched by its profoundness.”

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