AboutAn evening of readings with music, in the unique surroundings of Swedenborg Hall: âone of London's most atmospheric venues' (The Guardian).
The visionary author IAIN SINCLAIR will read from his work, excavating the future and reinterring the past; and vocalist MACGILLIVRAY as featured on BBC Radio 3, will perform her haunting songs, âevoking murdered mermaids and Radiophonic soundscapes'.
This is the first performance in a series of events entitled YOU CARRY FIRE, featuring IAIN SINCLAIR, BRIAN CATLING, DON PATERSON and ALAN MOORE; 'billiard playing angels, dirty smoke, broken rivers and burning tongues spread across four lone nights'. Listen to each author read - after ghost folk song from MACGILLIVRAY. www.swedenborg.org.uk
6 October: Iain Sinclair & MacGillivray | 21 October: Alan Moore & MacGillivray | 24 October: Brian Catling & MacGillivray | 27 October: Don Paterson & MacGillivray
Iain Sinclair has lived in (and written about) Hackney, East London, since 1969. His novels include Downriver (Winner of the James Tait Black Prize & the Encore Prize for the Year's Best Second Novel), Radon Daughters, Landor's Tower and, most recently, Dining on Stones (which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize). Non-fiction books, exploring the myth and matter of London, include Lights Out for the Territory, London Orbital and Edge of the Orison. In the â90s, Iain wrote and presented a number of films for BBC2's Late Show and has, subsequently, co-directed with Chris Petit four documentaries for Channel 4; one of which, Asylum, won the short film prize at the Montreal Festival. He edited London, City of Disappearances, which was published in October 2006. His most recent book is Hackney,That Rose-Red Empire, published in February 2009.
(Image courtesy of Joy Gordon) www.iainsinclair.org.uk/
MacGillivray is a singer of extraordinary 'sadness and bleakness' (Fiona Talkington Late Junction, BBC Radio 3). Working with electric autoharp, church harmonium, wine glass and piano, MacGillivray creates luminous and stark vocal soundscapes. Two albums, Wolf and Radiophonic Subluna have been performed as support for The Fall, Arlo Guthrie and featured on BBC Radio 3, The Verb.
Image courtesy of Christian Thompson) www.macgillivray.org.uk
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