Scintilla is a multi-arts project exploring notions of isolation and connection through wild exterior landscapes and the interior of the mind for dancer, clarinettist and live electronics. This unique, rich tapestry of poetry, music and dance weaves in layers, combining to transform and shape-shift, inspired by the poetry of David Hart’s Crag Inspector. The project idea was conceived at a time when Liz Dilnot Johnson was suffering isolation due to a serious health breakdown. Scintilla examines the struggle to find one's own true voice in the world and the search for a calm centre, away from fantasies and nightmares.
Liz Dilnot Johnson's original music for Scintilla has morphed out of her clarinet quintet Sea-change.
The development and performance of Scintilla was supported by Sound and Music New Voices Artist 2018 development scheme, PRS Women Make Music, PRS Composers Fund, HMUK Fusion Fund, ACE Developing Your Creative Practice grant.