Kate Romano, clarinettist of Okeanos and driving force behind tonight's commission, talks to Nancy Gaffield, who developed the libretto from her award-winning book of poems, and Nicola LeFanu, composer.
Tokaido Road: the journey
7:00pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014
Nancy Gaffield is an award-winning poet and senior lecturer in creative writing at University of Kent. Her collection Tokaido Road (CB editions) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was nominated for the Forward First Collection Prize and won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2011.
Nicola LeFanu has composed around one hundred works which have been widely played, broadcast and recorded; her music is published by Novello and by Edition Peters. Her catalogue includes a number of works for strings, and chamber music for a variety of mediums, often including voice.