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/

Thomas A. Clark: A Preview

The poetry of Thomas A. Clark has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands.

Thomas A. Clark will read with Matthew Welton at our next event on June 14th at The Castle Hotel, Manchester. More details HERE

Here are two examples of his work:

Quiet
quiet_clark
from coire fhionn lochan
lapping of the little waves
breaking of the little waves
spreading of the little waves
idling of the little waves

Read more HERE

Summer 2017 Other Room dates

More info on these dates in the next few months but for now put these on the calendar!

14/06/2017: Thomas A. Clark & Matthew Welton at the Castle Hotel, 7pm
19/07/2017: Icelandic night at the Castle Hotel, 7pm
23/08/2017: Robert Sheppard presents EUOIA at the Castle Hotel, 7pm