Richard Birkin

Richard Birkin, black and white side portrait of composer with tapestry in background

Songs for Spoken Words

Composer Richard Birkin has an intriguing project in the works entitled “Songs for Spoken Words”, in which his music is accompanied by written poetry broadcast to a mobile phone or tablet, or played back simultaneously in a web application. The words in “Songs for Spoken Words” are taken from Michael Frearson’s debut collection of poetry Being That Person.

A new way of experiencing poetry and music, or even a new art form altogether? You can decide for yourself by trying out the web app via the link below. The full music will be released on 16 Feburary 2015, with a launch concert on 3 February at St. John on Bethnal Green, London. (“Songs for Spoken Words” web app) (Richard Birkin’s website)

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