Journey into Space – Seán Street and Neil Campbell (TICKET LINK IN DESCRIPTION)
Date and Time:
May 30, 2023 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom
Total Seats: 0
About The Events
(TICKET LINK BELOW)
Seán Street and Neil Campbell return to Writing on the Wall with their new presentation of words and music, celebrating the publication of Seán’s
latest poetry collection, Journey into Space (Shoestring Press). The blend of Seán’s crafted and evocative poems, and Neil’s atmospheric original guitar scores have captivated WoW audiences at a series of Festival events, most recently
with the launch of their CD, Estuary, at a multimedia event at the Capstone Theatre in 2017.
For 2023, they have devised a powerful, evocative and moving sound journey that takes us through time and light into memory, to Northern Ireland in the shadow of ‘The Troubles’, ending with a sequence of poems
exploring the history, moods and topography of the Mersey. Drawing on sequences within
Journey into Space, as well as another recent collection, The Sound Recordist (Maytree Press) many of the poems are alive with light, sonic signals and memory: one sequence examines the poignancy and strangeness of growing up, while in ‘Return
Journey’ we find ourselves sharing a drink at Liverpool’s historic Pig and Whistle pub, before moving off on the night ferry to Northern Ireland in 1968, on the brink of great change and trauma. Throughout, there is flow of water, evoked through a series of
haunting variations from the guitar of Neil Campbell. Once again, Street and Campbell bring their unique sound experience to Liverpool audiences, an event that is sure to delight followers of their audio world, as well as win them new friends.
‘Street unearths loss, memory and redemption like few other poets.’ – The Times
Seán Street is writer, poet and broadcaster. Prose includes works on Gerard Manley Hopkins
and the Dymock Poets, and a number of studies of sound poetics, the latest of which,
Wild Track: Sound, Text and the Idea of Birdsong will be published by Bloomsbury in June. Previous books for Routledge include
The Poetry of Radio, The Sound of a Room, and The Memory of Sound. He has also written a trilogy of books with the title
Sound Poetics for Palgrave. He has worked in radio for more than 50 years and is emeritus professor at Bournemouth University. Previous collaborations with Neil Campbell for Writing on the Wall have been
Jazz Time and Estuary, a CD of which was launched at The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, in 2017. He has published ten collections of his poetry, the most recent being The Sound Recordist (Maytree Press, 2021) and Journey into Space (Shoestring Press, 2022)
The music of Liverpool multi-instrumentalist and composer.
Neil Campbell draws on elements of contemporary classical, progressive rock, jazz and other musical styles. His output includes pieces for solo guitar, guitar and cello, songs, instrumental ensemble pieces and choral music. Across the period of the pandemic in 2020 Neil focused on the recording of a new album for Klee Music, The Great Escape. It was his first release on vinyl and was released in December 2021. The album included 12 original multi-layered compositions exuding the atmosphere of a travelogue with airy arrangements and jazzy chord progressions. Very much a collaboration with producer/engineer Jon Lawton, Crosstown Studios Liverpool, throughout the album Neil performs almost all of the significant number of instrumental parts himself, with Norwegian drummer Viktor Nordberg at the sticks. In 2022 he released three new recordings, Berlin Suite and Other Short Stories, a collaborative EP with cellist Nicole Collarbone, Faldum, a symphonic instrumental concept album based on a story by Herman Hesse, and Alive in Prohibition, his first ever live album of a solo performance at Liverpool’s Prohibition Recording Studios.
Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.
This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.
A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.
Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No under 18s allowed. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 19:30.
We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.
Main Act: Seán Street and Neil Campbell
Support Act: N/A
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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.