Jonathan Keeble and Kim Gerard read literature inspired by change, with music performed by soprano Stephanie Corley and Northern Sinfonia. Recorded at the Free Thinking festival.
Jonathan Keeble and Kim Gerard join soprano Stephanie Corley, pianist Kate Thompson and members of Northern Sinfonia to perform a special edition of Words & Music exploring themes of change. Recorded live at the Free Thinking festival at The Sage Gateshead, the programme's transformations include those caused by ageing, cosmetic surgery, medical experiment, divine intervention and technology. With poetry and prose by Mary Shelley, Franz Kafka, Ted Hughes, Roald Dahl and Alan Bennett, and music by Saint-Saens, Strauss, Shostakovich and Schoenberg. Presented by Ian McMillan.
David Papp & Clara Nissen (producers).
Tales from Ovid (excerpt), reader Jonathan Keeble
Frankenstein (excerpt), reader Jonathan Keeble
Skin Tight (excerpt), reader Kim Gerard
Pygmalion (from Tales from Ovid), reader Jonathan Keeble
Metamorphosis, reader Kim Gerard
Charles Baudelaire, trans. David Papp
La chambre double, reader Jonathan Keeble
Awakenings, reader Kim Gerard
George’s Marvellous Medicine, readers Jonathan Keeble & Kim Gerard
Mushrooms, reader Jonathan Keeble
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879), reader Kim Gerard
Untold Stories (excerpt), reader Jonathan Keeble
The Machine, reader Kim Gerard
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