Over the past month I’ve been writing music for Our Fathers, a new show written and performed by Rob Drummond and Nicholas Bone co-produced by Magnetic North and the Traverse Theatre Company. This new play takes the classic book Father and Son (not the Cat Steven’s song, although I’m sure Yusuf Islam read the book) by Edmund Gosse as its inspiration. In the book Edmund describes in detail his strict religious upbringing and his gradual move away from his Father’s evangelical beliefs. Nick and Rob, both atheist sons of clergymen, look for their own answers to some big questions.
For the sound world I make use of choral singing, church organ, manipulated contemporary organ textures, voice over material from Rob and Nick’s fathers and the powerful sounds of the sea combined with the brittle sound of glass.
In the following clip Rob and Nick talk a little more about the book and this production.
Previews at The Traverse, Edinburgh Sat 21 Oct & Tue 24 Oct, 7:30
Opens at The Traverse, Edinburgh Wed 25 - Sat 28 Oct, 7:30
On tour 21 October - 18 November 2017 to Glasgow (Tron), Inverness, Banchory, Aberdeen, Greenock, Glasgow (Platform), St Andrews and Peebles. All dates and ticket booking websites can be found here.