Poetry Despite/Musical Despite (Eternal War Requiem) Aaron Hughes

BALTIC

  • Aaron Hughes presents Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem) a limited edition double vinyl record that connects artists across time and place, from World War I to the “Global War on Terror,” from the UK to Iraq. These connections acknowledge the recurring traumas of war and, conversely, the human connections that happen despite the pain.

    Conceived & Organized by AARON HUGHES

    Improvised Cello Performances by KARIM WASFI

    Hip-Hop by THE SYRIAN KINGS (Ahmed & Hussein with contributions from Jowan, Ali and Mohammad; supported by GemArts music leaders Izzy Finch and Pawel Jedrzejewski)

    Poetry by AARON HUGHES, CARLOS SIRAH, DUNYA MIKHAIL, & KEVIN BASL

    Samples from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, performed at Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962 by the London Symphony Orchestra, Melos Ensemble, The Bach Choir and London Symphony Chorus, Highgate School Choir, Simon Preston on organ, and soloists Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

    Sound Design by NATE SANDBURG

    2019

    Half of each purchase will be donated to Karim Wasfi’s work in Iraq. More information about the project can be found here: https://poetrydespite.online/



  • Free UK Delivery on All Orders over £50 (or under £5).
    Country Books Standard Postage Prints
    UK free £3.50 £15
    Europe £15.00 £15.00 £40.00
    Rest of World £40.00 £100.00 £100.00