GHOSTS AND WHISPERS

An unbroken sequence of fragments, last thoughts, elegies and absences by Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, Janáček, Stravinsky, Jacquet de la Guerre and Schumann, inter-leaved with movements from John Woolrich's Pianobooks.

Ideal for a haunted or derelict space, this programme is staged with dimmed lights in a hushed acoustic. The audience is immersed in an unpredictable and unsettling succession of differing sound worlds, perpetually disorientated by a succession of shadows, illusions and broken promises that gradually slides into darkness, erasure and death.

The programme is performed alongside images from the Quay Brothers specially conceived for this project and lasts an hour.

Click to view a pdf proposal and repertoire list for the project, and see images from the premiere at the Samuel Worth Chapel in Sheffield Cemetery in October 2018 below. The next performance will be at the National Centre for Early Music in York on the 9 June 2019.