17. February 2018 · Comments Off on Divine Madness · Categories: Society News

Divine Madness : The Visions of William Blake
Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 6 pm
Waterstones Bookshop, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ
Composer Graham Treacher will be joined by leading Blake Scholar Jason Whittaker (Head of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln) to unpick Blake’s visionary texts Milton and Jerusalem and the process through which Treacher has translated these into music.
The evening will include a screening of the new multi-media work Divine Madness : The Visions of William Blake, first performed at King’s Place in the heart of Blake’s London in November 2016. Scored for Tenor solo (Charles Daniels), actor (Oliver Ford Davies) and six viols (Fretwork) with a background visual score by Robert Golden, the work tackles the complexities of Jerusalem using texts from Milton to make sense of Blake’s final and intriguing poem. It culminates in a new setting of And did those Feet in Ancient Time.
The evening will begin with an introduction to Jerusalem followed by the film of Divine Madness and a discussion between composer and scholar interrogating the interplay between music, image and poetry.
Blake Society Members and students: £4, non-members £6. Tickets from:

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