A Damned Mob of Scribbling Women
Lucy Goddard and Siwan Rhys present a recital for voice and piano in celebration of women writers.
Including three songs by Lynne Plowman, settings of poems by E E Cummings and Margaret Atwood, the programme also includes new works written especially for the duo. Laura Bowler’s A Damned Mob of Scribbling Women provides a kaleidoscopic vision of American society, using texts by writers including Elizabeth Stanton, Gertrude Stein, Gloria Steinham, Fanny Fern and Patti Smith to create a musical collage of life in America, both now and in the past. Canadian composer Christopher Mayo uses Mina Loy’s essay Universal Food Machine to take us into a striking futuristic fantasy world, inhabited by strange new sounds and even stranger ceremonies.