Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler

Backstage: The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler - in rehearsal from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.

Ivor Cutler is being celebrated in a new touring play, called The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, produced by Vanishing Point Theatre Company in association with the National Theatre of Scotland.

The Guardian has a piece on Cutler and the play 16th March 2014 (Ivor Cutler: 'He didn't live by the same rules as everyone else'), and they also talk to: KT Tunstall, Robert Wyatt, Norman Blake, Kathryn Williams, Jim O´Rourke, Alaisdair Roberts and George Martin on the importance of Mr. Cutler.

Robert Wyatt: "I first knew of Ivor after hearing Gruts For Tea on the radio. After that, [Soft Machine] would invite him to be our "supporting group" at gigs. We did not yet know about his Noise Abatement Society tendencies then or we wouldn't have dared ask. In person, Ivor was friendly, dry and funny. His music spoke to me as being neither quite comedy or tragedy – his work simply took you to another place, more like a sort of east European Samuel Beckett. In fact, he was dead chuffed when a radio producer said his silences were even longer than Samuel Beckett's".

See also "Scotland celebrates glorious eccentric Ivor Cutler", The Scotsman 16th March 2014.

The tour:

Eden Court, Inverness
04/04/2014 - 05/04/2014

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
09/04/2014 - 19/04/2014

The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
23/04/2014 - 23/04/2014

Macrobert, Stirling
25/04/2014 - 25/04/2014

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
29/04/2014 - 03/05/2014

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