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NOW Later x Clod Ensemble: Silver Swan

Clod Ensemble present a special performance of ‘Silver Swan’ against the backdrop of JeeYoung Lee’s NOW Gallery exhibition ‘Maiden Voyage’. 

Farewell all joys

Death come close my eyes

More geese than swans now live

More fools than wise

Seven unaccompanied singers sing a beautiful lamentation based on a 17th Century melody, re-imagined and woven into a dense and haunting texture. 

First performed at BAC in 1999 the two songs of the original production have since been presented at The Raphael Room at the V&A Museum, The Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House, McEwan Hall, Edinburgh and Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of these songs in the intimate setting of the Now Gallery.

Performance times: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.

As part of the evening’s programme, NOW Gallery will premiere the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s expedition film ‘Flight of the Swans’, tracking the migratory route of the iconic Bewick Swan, from the Arctic Tundra to the River Thames. 

Join us for an evening of swan appreciation, with an opportunity to support and preserve your local wildlife in bird feeder building workshops in collaboration with the WWT. 

Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark
Costume Design by Sarah Blenkinsop
Conducted by Lindsay Bramley
Performed by Charmian Bedford, Joshua Elmore, Naho Koizumi, Karlene Moreno-Hayworth, Collin Shay, Lucy Stevens, Elaine Tate
Photography by Hugo Glendinning

DJ set by Hector Plimmer


About Clod Ensemble
Clod Ensemble creates provocative, finely crafted work driven by movement and music. Led by Director/Choreographer Suzy Willson and Composer Paul Clark, their performance work is visually stunning and aurally complex, pushing the boundaries of form and always working across disciplines.

About the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
WWT is the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity. They conserve, restore and create wetlands, save wetland wildlife, and inspire everyone to value the amazing things healthy wetlands achieve for people and nature. Wetlands teem with biodiversity. They’re part of our natural infrastructure, providing essential protection against climate change, floods, droughts and pollution. They’re also vital for our health and wellbeing. WWT saves critically endangered species from extinction, work with communities around the world who depend on wetlands and inspire people to take care of nature.

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