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Perspectives

Swordfishtrombones Revisited

Tuesday 29th October 2019

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Featuring Nadine Shah, Sarah Blasko, Lisa O’Neill and Dorian Wood

Following on from his remarkable interpretation of Rain Dogs in 2011, British multi-instrumentalist David Coulter now turns to another major opus by Tom Waits, with an impressive team of musicians and special guests - LA singer and performance artist Dorian Wood, acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah and much-acclaimed folk singer Lisa O’Neill. Presented in association with the Barbican, London and Philharmonie de Paris.

Released in 1983, Swordfishtrombones marked a new chapter in Tom Waits’ career as he drifted away from the piano jazz club atmospheres to find darker inspirations in the gutter and back alleys of the human soul. This radical change of direction towards experimental rock was one of the musical shocks of the 1980s.

David Coulter, whom worked with Waits on the staged production of The Black Rider, is known for his adventurous sonic explorations, both as a master of the musical saw (Gorillaz, Kronos Quartet, Marianne Faithfull or The Pogues) and as a curator of landmark musical perfomances such as In Dreams - David Lynch revisited, Jim Jarmusch revisited and Double Fantasy live.

Some of the UK’s finest musicians will be joining David Coulter on stage: Terry Edwards (horns), Dave Okumu (guitar), Steve Nieve (piano), Tom Herbert (bass), Seb Rochford (drums) and Thomas Bloch (Ondes Martenot).

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