This Sunday at the Barbican

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday you will find Bernie Krause and me in conversation with Chris Watson at London’s Barbican Centre, Cinema 1, from 2pm-5.30pm.

The talk is called MUSIC OF THE WILD – The Sound of the Living World, and we will be exploring the converging spheres of sound and music in advance of the premiere at Cheltenham Festival of The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony (on 12 July).

Click on this link: Music of the Wild to find out more about Sunday’s event and to book tickets.

To go to the Barbican website to book tickets, CLICK HERE

The event is curated by The School of Sound

Talk at the Barbican – Sunday, 6 July

If you’re not swimming the Hellespont or climbing Kilimanjaro that day, come and hear Bernie Krause and me at the Barbican, Cinema 1 on Sunday July 6th, 2.00-5.30pm, talking about Music and Soundscape, a musical and visual event promoted by the excellent School of Sound. We’ll also be talking about our collaboration on The Great Animal Orchestra, which premieres at the Cheltenham Festival on July 12th. All welcome.

Maya Angelou collaboration

Sad to read about the death today of Maya Angelou, who wrote the lyrics for my musical KING. She’s mainly known in the UK for her wonderful autobiographical novel I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, but her poetry will endure as well for sure. I spent two memorable weeks at her house in South Carolina, and she visited London several times during our collaboration. She was a formidable presence, outspoken, irrascible, stubborn, kind and with the widest grin I’ve ever seen. She bore witness to amazing events in American history, marching on Freedom Marches with Martin Luther King Jnr to speaking her poetry at President Clinton’s re-inauguration (at which I was present). A great talent, a great spirit and a great lady.