Through electrically-charged poetry and music, Memento challenges audience members to consider what happens when matter, music, and language are placed under pressure. Composer Martin Suckling and poet Francis Leviston have both created captivating new works inspired by new technology and the fabled memories of artistic giants Franz Schubert and Emily Dickinson.
Suckling pressurizes music through unique cadences achieved by echoing and distorting fragments of Schubert’s String Quintet. Leviston, in contrast, revitalizes Dickinson's poetry with her musings on how the writer would have responded to recent technological advancements.
Their works will be performed in tandem; complete with a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet, readings of Dickinson’s works, and reflections from physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the leading scientists working to develop memorable technology.
Don't miss this phenomenal performance of science, music, and poetry.
Culture Whisper is offering Gold Whisper members pairs of free tickets to attend Aurora Orchestra & Poet in the City: Memento on Friday January 12, 2018.
|What||Aurora Orchestra & Poet in the City: Memento|
|Where||Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
On 12 Jan 18, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Price||£45 for a pair|
|Website||Click here for more information|