Christine Tobin | Pelt
THURSDAY 01 FEBRUARY - 8:00 PM
Christine Tobin vocals, composer
Richard Jones violin
Kate Shortt cello, backing vocals
Gareth Lockrane flutes
Phil Robson guitar, electronics
Steve Hamilton piano, keyboard
Dave Whitford double bass
Simon Lea drums
In 2012, Irish-born vocalist and composer Christine Tobin won a BASCA British Composers Award for her ninth album Sailing to Byzantium, her settings of WB Yeats poems. The award included a PRSF commission to write new music and Christine’s latest album PELT, her settings of poems and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, is the result. Although a continuation of her alchemy with fine words and music, PELT marks a new direction and a new musical soundscape.
This special Turner Sims concert will also feature a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman, who has collaborated with Christine on past projects.
One of the most gifted and original singer/songwriters in today’s jazz world. BBC Music Magazine