Words: James Joyce; Music: Anna Tam
This Bloomsday I'm delighted to announce there will be a performance of my setting of Joyce's poem cycle ‘Chamber Music’ at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington.
Joyce requested that these poems be set in an Elizabethan style and so the work is scored for tenor, soprano and broken consort of lute, renaissance flute and bass viol.
In part love poems, in part an exorcism of the fear he felt at his impending exile from Ireland and a culmination of his early influences from the romantic poets, Irish folk song and Elizabethan lyric. The music is as varied exploring the players’ technical and ultimately emotional limits.
Please spread the word - there is no better way to celebrate Bloomsday and you can still go to the pub!
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