Last Show: Sunday 27 th November 2016
In 2012 Christine Tobin won a British Composer Award for her spellbinding settings of poems by WB Yeats, 'Sailing To Byzantium'. She was also awarded a PRS commission to write new music. 'Pelt', her settings of poems and lyrics by contemporary Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon is the result of this commission and is due for release late Autumn 2016. Although a continuation of Tobin's alchemy with fine words and music and her exploration of the chemistry between the two, 'Pelt' marks a new direction and a new musical soundscape. Pelt is both daring and dreamlike, passionate and playful. Tobin leads her musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. The result is a rich and engaging collection with Tobin's trademark originality.
Photo credits: Ian Anderson