Friday 5th November 2021
Nattsong is an extraordinary new multi-sensory stage work in which poet–performer Caroline Bergvall takes an immersive journey into language, refuge and the night. Fusing words and music, poetry and performance, songwork and electronic projections into a singular, dreamlike and mesmerising whole. Nattsong is both personal and political – at once an immersive performance and, where feasible, a sound installation for multiple languages.
Created and performed by Bergvall with unique contributions from composer Gavin Bryars, soprano Peyee Chen, sound designer Jamie Hamilton, film-maker Andrew Delaney and a brilliant creative team, Nattsong is the final stand-alone part of a searching and singular trilogy around languages and poetries in movement and migration, sung, spoken, recorded, that began with Ragadawn (2016), staged at daybreak in locations as diverse as Marseille and the Isle of Skye, continued with Conference of the Birds (2018), and now closing with this rich nocturnal call, premiering at Turner Contemporary overlooking the sea.
The performance, taking place at Turner Contemporary on Friday 5 November 2021 between 18:00 - 19:00, will be live streamed here.
Nattsong has been commissioned by Cement Fields for Estuary 2021 and is supported by Arts Council England, Rivers Institute and Prototype Press.
Find out more about the work here.