06 ottobre 2011


Si tiene domani sera al Kings Place il debutto londinese di Say Hi to the Rivers and the Mountains, sorta di racconto teatrale che Jonathan Coe ha scritto basandosi sulle musiche e le canzoni di Sean O'Hagan e The High Llamas. In scena gli attori Henry Goodman, Peter Cartwright e Vivienne Avramoffe con gli High Llamas al completo: "Say Hi to the Rivers and the Mountains tells the story of a young, working class poet called Bobby, who grows up on a brutalist 1960s housing estate and unwittingly falls in love with Susan, the daughter of the architect who designed it. Their thwarted relationship, stretching over several decades and including Susan’s unhappy marriage to another architect, Jack, spans the entire history of the estate from design to demolition".
Nella prima parte della serata Coe dialoga con O'Hagan e parla con Louis Philippe anche a proposito del rapporto tra musica e parola nella sua produzione letteraria, citando quale precursore di Say Hi il racconto breve 9th and 13th - a suo tempo sfociato in un album Tricatel - e quindi proponendone la lettura integrale, accompagnato al pianoforte dal fido Danny Manners.

http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/spoken-word/say-hi-to-the-rivers-and-the-mountains
http://highllamas.com/upload/hi-to-the-rivers-and-the-mountains.pdf
http://highllamas.com/say-hi-to-the-rivers-and-the-mountains.aspx
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/may/24/jonathan-coa-say-hi-rivers-mountains
http://tinyurl.com/6kbvsk3