Simon Barraclough, Isobel Dixon and Chris McCabe are writers and performers who push the boundaries, extending the possibilities of poetry.
After a sell-out performance of Chris McCabe’s Shad Thames, Broken Wharf at the London Word Festival and packed audiences at the BFI, Whitechapel, Latitude and StAnza for Simon Barraclough’s Psycho Poetica (which included McCabe and Dixon), the three combined poetic forces again in 2012. They were joined by Oli Barrett of Bleeding Heart Narrative, who composed music for both previous projects, and Jack Wake-Walker who made the Shad Thames film. The creative outcome was the BFI’s full-house premiere of The Debris Field–Salvaging the Titanic in Word, Sound and Image in April 2012.
For this evening at the Rich Mix the poets, film-maker and musician will each present individual works. There will be original poetry, Jack Wake-Walker will premiere a new short film and Oli Barrett, under his nom de guerre of Petrels will play a live set, combining bowed strings, discarded electronics, sporadic percussion and occasional vocals.
The breadth of their full collaboration will be seen after the interval in The Debris Field, a piece of ‘live cinema’ offering an alternative take on the sinking of the Titanic. The poets will perform with Wake-Walker’s striking film images, and Barrett will play his original music score live for the first time in London.
Out of the Debris offers a richly overlapping multi-media experience – a showcasing of five talented individuals, both as solo artists and as partners in collaborative alchemy.
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