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Alan Williams: The Kraken Wakes - Diving Bell Scene

Alan Williams's The Kraken Wakes (Diving Bell Scene) with the BBC Philharmonic under Maxime Tortelier.

In the last of this year's Proms collaborations with six of the BBC national radio stations and BBC Music, Jarvis Cocker brings his popular Radio 4 show Wireless Nights to the Royal Albert Hall.

As the BBC Philharmonic help Jarvis drift off to sleep, he soon finds himself on an underwater voyage down to the endless night of the ocean bed. En route, he meets psychoanalyst Jung, two submariners trapped on a tiny submersible and a freediver experiencing "the rapture of the deep".


2 minutes


Role Contributor
Composer Alan Williams
Conductor Maxime Tortelier (conductor)
Orchestra BBC Philharmonic