A Dream Turns Sour.
On the 28th and 29th June The Tiger Lilies will be premiering 'A Dream Turns Sour' at the BAC in London, a new work as part of London's prestigious LIFT festival.
For this new performance, the band are transforming British and German first world war poetry — by the likes of Arthur West, John McCrae, Noel Hodgson and Wilfred Owen — into a haunting, angry, lyrical set of songs. Expect a startling mixture of opera, Gypsy song and Left-Bank Paris in a spectacular musical finale to After a War.
Martyn Jacques had this to say about the new work:
'I decided to look at all the poets from the Great War who actually died. There were a lot in fact, most poets seemed to die in action. They expressed deep sorrow, anger, irony and bitterness in beautiful and heartfelt ways. It was very easy for me to set that to music. It was also very easy to shed tears for their suffering..theirs after all was a death sentence...'
There are only two shows being performed in what promises to be a memorable and powerful evening of new music. Tickets can be bought at this link
The band will also release a new CD of the songs later this month.