Events

an evening with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, in conversation with Fiona Maddocks introducing their book

26th March 2015

meantime in the clubroom
an evening with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, in conversation with Fiona Maddocks introducing their book
Wild Tracks, a conversation diary

‘A great original . . . one of the most gifted composers of his generation’ The Times

To mark his 80th birthday, the world renowned composer Harrison Birtwistle – who has spent much of his adult life living and working within a few miles of Bruton – has collaborated with Fiona Maddocks, chief music critic of the Observer, on the book Wild Tracks, a conversation diary.

Now ranked as one of the greatest living composers, Birtwistle has been famously reticent about explaining his work or talking about his life. But in Wild Tracks, with warmth, humour and compelling honesty, he speaks freely about the challenges and uncertainties of writing music. Woven throughout the book are his passions for cooking, for gardening and his love of landscapes of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.

‘A towering figure’ New York Times

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meantime curated by Emma Craigie