Friday 15 November 2013 – Sunday 24 November 2013

An installation by Atom Egoyan and John Wynne – Inspired by Britten

A Faster than Sound commissioned installation by Atom Egoyan and John Wynne, inspired by Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland, written for guitarist Julian Bream in 1963. Nocturnal uses the theme from John Dowland’s lute song Come Heavy Sleep and was written for Julian Bream, one of the great guitarists of the twentieth century, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year and was a long-time collaborator of Britten’s. The Canadian film-maker and theatre director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Ararat, Chloe), has had a life-long fascination with Bream’s performance of this work.

Here he collaborates with sound artist John Wynne (winner of the 2010 British Composer Award for his installation for 300 speakers, Pianola and vacuum cleaner) and they use rare sound and video material spanning nearly 40 years of Bream’s performances of this work to create an installation at Snape Maltings.

With grateful thanks to Julian Bream; Paul Balmer; BBC; Britten–Pears Foundation

Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal is used by kind permission of Faber Music Ltd, London

Faster Than Sound is generously supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation


Friday 15 Private view – not open to public
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 12.00-17.00
Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 closed
Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 12.00-17.00
Friday 22 10.00-12.30 Open
14.30-16.30 Closed
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 10.00-19.00

Tickets No ticket required


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