Friday 3 May 2019, 7.30pm

Insomnia Poems

Steve Dalachinsky / poems
Pete M Wyer / composer / guitar
Evelyne Beech / soprano
Chris Cundy / bass clarinet
Robert Perry / electric bass

Pete M. Wyer presents Insomnia Poems – a 61 minute-long work divided into 17 sections, each based on one of Steve Dalachinsky’s ‘Insomnia Poems’ (in turn inspired by Louise Bougeois’ ‘Insomnia Drawings’).

Pete M. Wyer is a composer and musician from England whose works often involve storytelling and innovation, especially in the area of immersive sound. He has created scores for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard, the orchestra of Welsh National Opera, The Crossing, BBC Television and the Royal Opera House as well as creating seven operas and music theatre works. 

Insomnia Poems was first performed for BBC Radio 3’s ‘Jazz on 3’ in January 2009 and broadcast on March 23rd 2009.