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Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
7:00 PM
Tobin leads her virtuosic 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. The seed of the idea for setting Paul Muldoon's poems came when the pair were invited to collaborate and perform a piece at the Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 2011. Christine had long admired Muldoon's work and he was greatly impressed by her settings of WB Yeats. The texts chosen for the PELT collection are a mix of his poems and lyrics.
For this Arts Council Of England UK tour, Tobin has assembled a stellar band which includes such seminal figures on the jazz scene as Gareth Lockrane & Phil Robson etc and which Peter Quinn described as 'a cast of players who are all perfectly attuned to Tobin's vision and artistry' in Jazzwise magazine. These special King's Place concerts will also feature a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman who has also collaborated with Christine on past projects. http://evasalzman.tumblr.com
Christine Tobin voice and composer
Richard Jones violin
Kate Shortt cello & backing vocals
Gareth Lockrane flutes
Phil Robson guitar & electronics
Steve Hamilton piano, keyboard & laptop
Dave Whitford double & electric basses & Simon Lea drums
Eva Salzman poetry reading