Diary of One Who Disappeared
By Leos Janacek
‘O you wanted to die on foreign soil, but so alone, so desolate’
We're heading to Clapham Omnibus to present Janaček’s dramatic song cycle Diary of One Who Disappeared, alongside the newly commissioned piece for five voices and piano The Grief of Antigone based on Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, by composer Edward Nesbit.
Featuring international rising star Sam Furness, Diary of One Who Disappeared transposes Janaček’s countryside story of a farmer’s ‘infatuation’ with a ‘gypsy’ girl into a complex contemporary tale. The double bill will form a startling exploration of themes of travel, exile and place.
The work of London-based composer Edward Nesbit been performed by groups such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and his song cycle A Pretence of Wit was shortlisted for the vocal category of the 2013 British Composer Awards.
“A triumph…hugely impressive.”