Composer Julian Marshall together with The Alyth Centre for Jewish Music present a very special event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January), to be held at The North Western Reform Synagogue, Alyth Gardens, London NW11 7EN on Sunday 26th January 2014 at 7.30pm.
"The Angel in The Forest" is a Dramatic Song Cycle featuring music by Julian Marshall
and text by Gertrud Kolmar, using an English translation by Philip Kuhn and Ruth von Zimmerman.
The afternoon of the concert will see The Alyth Centre
hosting a number of workshops led by Julian Marshall
and Philip Kuhn.
This is Julian Marshall's
second passionate engagement with another significant fragment from Kolmar's
neglected and often forgotten writings.
As in his
first cantata, Julian
has again paid tribute to the poet's remarkable and powerful feminine creativity and in so doing succeeds in commemorating Kolmar's life so cruelly silenced at the very moment she
seemed to be about to peer into and articulate its very depth.
has composed music all his
life - and now, more than ever, taking a centre-stage role in his
Following education at Dartington Hall School and The Royal College of Music
became known internationally as co-creator (with Kit Hain) of the 70's group Marshall Hain - known especially for their massively successful international hit "Dancing in the City" in the late 70's.
He was also a member of The Flying Lizards - who scored a top 5 hit with "Money" in 1979.
In the 80's he
formed the group Eye
to Eye with American songwriter and performer Deborah Berg - recording two classic albums for Warner Brothers
produced by Steely Dan producer Gary Katz and a latter day third album produced by Roxy Music producer Rhett Davies.
During the 80's and 90's, Julian produced records (the low point being a Royal Wedding record called Fergie, the high point co-producing early demos with Marc Cohn), played as a session musician on both sides of the Atlantic, was an A&R man for Boulevard Records in LA, a Senior A&R man for Polydor Records in the UK and composed.
Since the early 90's, Julian
has run his
own highly successful teaching practice and has taught and lectured at Dartington College of Arts
, Plymouth University
, Dartington International Summer School of Music
currently lectures at Middlesex University
In July 2010 he launched (and is creative director of) London Song Company - an organisation for songwriters offering a broad range of trainings and opportunities across a wide stylistic brief.
For more information visit www.londonsongcompany.com
has numerous new works in the pipeline.
The Schoolhouse 6 Ensemble is a collective of musicians brought together by Julian Marshall
specifically to record and perform "Out of the Darkness" and future works written by him.