Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy

When Words Fail: A Life with Music, War and Peace

FoI at Waterstones/
Wed 26 September 2018
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

Ed Vulliamy

When Words Fail: A Life with Music, War and Peace

Ed Vulliamy
Wed 26 September 2018,
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

Ed Vulliamy has spent his life travelling the world to witness historical events, to see for himself what was happening, who were the people involved and what it meant to them, but also to listen to music.

From the need of a battle-weary population in Bosnia to hear a string trio (war having altered the original quartet) to allow themselves to feel alive while the bombs still fell like an accompanying percussion section to the rebel songs of Northern Ireland; from the soundtrack of Haight Ashby, the love for the Plastic People of the Universe in Soviet Czechoslovakia, and the everlasting and complex genius of Shostakovich to the horror of the Bataclan massacre – Vulliamy recounts his life of listening to music, and talking to the key creators.

He explores the power of music, and the men and women who have dedicated their lives to understanding how and why music matters just so very much.

Image credit: Luciano Ruocco

 

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