House of Bedlam Concert in Manchester

The book of Matthew
Music and film by Larry Goves/Text by Matthew Welton

The wind around the orange-tree
brings on the smell
of nutskins mixed with whisky
mixed with lemons or rain…

From The book of Matthew; Matthew Welton, Carcanet, 2003

A piece for instruments and projected text using extracts Matthew Welton’s The book of Matthew; a collection of thirty-nine hauntingly beautiful poem variations arranged according to Roget’s Thesaurus.

Tithonus, Drunk
Music by Laurie Tompkins/Text by Sam Quill

Tithonus, drunk is a short soap about life on the sauce for four instrumentalists, electronics, and projected drinker.

House of Bedlam:
Kathryn Williams flutes
Harry Fausing-Smith & Carl Raven saxophones
Tom McKinney guitars
Steph Tress cello
Laurie Tompkins projected drinker
Larry Goves director

Free admission, no ticket required

https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/nmnw17-house-of-bedlam/

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