A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes: Music from the Marshes Live at the Union Chapel

October 16, 2012

“There is a hole in London, which swallows up the city’s time….”

I’m hugely nervous and excited to announce that on Saturday 20th October I’ll be performing A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes at The Union Chapel, Islington with the 6-piece experimental contemporary music ensemble, Jetsam. This atmospheric musical suite is inspired by my short story of the same name and also pieces from book I’m writing for Influx Press due in 2013.

Combining music and spoken word, ‘A Dreamlife of Hackney Marshes’ is a hymn to Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes; a re-awakening of the old river Lea, a love song to a pylon; a bomb blast beneath the football pitches; an ode to a pigeon hideout; a meditation on the ruins of times gone by.

Jetsam’s score is dark, complex and uncompromising. It just begs to be heard in the incredible surroundings of the Union Chapel.

The performance is from 12-2pm. This is the debut outing for this piece, so it would be great to see you there and hear your thoughts.

For more information please go to: EVENT INFORMATION

Or check out the Facebook event page here: FACEBOOK

2 Responses to A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes: Music from the Marshes Live at the Union Chapel

  1. Julian Beere on October 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Hi Gareth, I enjoyed your show last week. Do you have plans to performthe piece again?

    • admin on October 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks Julian. Glad you came along! We are probably doing an evening gig at The Vortex in Dalston in late January. After that we are going to make a recording. There may be some other performances in 2013 but nothing confirmed yet. I will make sure I post blog details of the Vortex gig as soon as I know more.

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