Samantha Fernando New Work in four movements (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)
Short stories read by Lisa Dwan:
Raymond Carver What we Talk About When we Talk About Love
Jhumpa Lahiri A Temporary Matter
Lydia Davis The Silence of Mrs Iln
Lydia Davis Lost Things
Join us as we take up a week-long residency at Southwark Playhouse and explore the intricate links between music and storytelling. Personal, compelling and deeply powerful, four short stories read by Lisa Dwan traverse the challenges of personal relationships at different stages through life. A new work by RPS award-winning composer Samantha Fernando intersperses the words, giving space for a different kind of listening. Retreat inside your own world and let the musical interludes add depths of meaning to the stories.
Lisa Dwan reader
John Lloyd Davies director
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Samantha Fernando’s work has been commissioned by London Sinfonietta Entrepreneurs Michael & Patricia McLaren-Turner and an Elliott Carter legacy.
Blue Touch Paper is where we light the fuse of new work, with different art forms in alternative spaces. Projects are supported by London Sinfonietta Entrepreneur Anthony Mackintosh and the Garrick Charitable Trust.
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