Project Description

Jazz at the University: Huw Warren’s Dylan Thomas Project, Cardiff University, Cardiff

  • Date:

    Saturday November 4th

  • Cardiff University Concert Hall
    Corbett Road
    CF10 3EB
  • Jazz at the University: Huw Warren’s Dylan Thomas Project
    Do not go gentle is a lyrical suite of new music from Swansea-born composer Huw Warren; based on the poetry of Dylan Thomas. The project is the result of Warren’s lifelong interest in Thomas’ poetry, and reflects the inherent South Walian musicality of the words and the specific atmosphere of many of the places associated with the poems. Specially commissioned for the Dylan Thomas centenary year, the piece will be touring in 2017/18 after its world premiere at a sold out Brecon Cathedral in 2016. Do not go gentle features three of Warren’s long time collaborators, who have all been at the cutting edge of the UK jazz scene since the 1990’s.
    No project linking Dylan Thomas and Jazz can fail to be influenced by the late Stan Tracey’s iconic Under Milk Wood Suite of 1963, and this suite is respectfully dedicated to Stan.

    “a slow piece by Huw Warren…Still Hearing You, possibly the most ravishing melody I have heard in my life”
    Miles Kington, The Independent

    Doors Open at 6.45pm, Starts 7pm
    Box Office: 02920875939

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