Lee Adams (Kaos) will be meat punching, with Dot Alison on vocals, performing Clara as part of Drifting and Tilting - The Songs of Scott Walker. Its at the Barbican Theatre 13th - 15th Nov @ 19:45. Tickets: £20 / 25 / 30 / 35. Its in the gay London calendar.
They say: 13 - 15 November 2008 / 19:45
Part of Autumn Contemporary Events 08
Part of Only Connect
Tickets: £20 / 25 / 30 / 35
“It's impossible to adequately describe this surreal poem about a dream of Clara Mussolini, a dream of her own death. It pulls you to the edge, sinking down to the low pits of deathly horror, spiralling upward holding a knife to your throat. And the meat... the sounds of fists hitting flesh is undeniably intense. It makes the inescapable doom of Clara's death palpable. And indeed she is dead, you can hear the rope, taut with dead weight, squeeze as it shifts slightly from side to side. Or are those floorboards? Who's behind me? Walker's violins throw your head into the wall, fragments of your shattered skull catch glimpses of the moonlight as the drum's shock decays into the darkness.”
A stunning cast of vocalists, musicians and dancers bring music from Scott Walker’s seminal albums The Drift and Tilt to life in an extraordinary world-premiere production.
This thrilling song-cycle will be set and designed for the Barbican Theatre stage, with music performed by a 42 piece string orchestra playing alongside Walker’s band.
Conceived by Scott Walker
Directed by Ann-Christin Rommen
Set Design Sam Collins
Lighting Design A J Weissbard
Musical Director & Orchestrator Mark Warman
Sound Production Peter Walsh & Scott Walker
String Conductor Philip Sheppard
Choreography Aletta Collins
Costume Design Shanti Freed
All songs composed and arranged by Scott Walker
“I can't tell you where it comes from. It comes from silence, most of it. I sit around and I'm waiting. I'm waiting and waiting”
Scott Walker, interview in The Wire, May 1995.
Complementing the Sat 15 Nov concert we present a special screening of Stephen Kijak’s mesmerizing journey through Scott Walker’s music and career; Scott Walker – 30 Century Man at 4pm in Cinema 3.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Cultural Industry with support from The Arts Council of England.