Scott Walker: ‘An excerpt from Duet For One’ (2011)
Commissioned by ROH2, Royal Opera House Associate Artist Aletta Collins and esteemed director Tom Cairns for Cocteau Voices, an evening where Jean Cocteau’s monologues provide the inspiration for two contrasting dramatic pieces in two different artforms: dance and opera.
For the dance piece, Collins re-imagines Cocteau’s monologue Duet For One Voice (1932) with an original score by Scott Walker.
Full program details:
17-25 June 2011 in the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London.
Music Composed and Arranged by Scott Walker
Music Produced and Mixed by Scott Walker and Peter Walsh
Musical Director - Mark Warman
Music Recorded by Peter Walsh
Programming and Sound Manipulation - Andrew McDonnell, Mark Warman and Peter Walsh
Keyboards - Mark Warman
Trumpet - Guy Barker
Acoustic Cello - Peter Gregson
Violin - Paul Willey
Soprano and Tenor Saxophones - Andy Findon and Bradley Grant
Double Basses - Enno Senft, Lynda Houghton, Richard Pryce and Alan Taylor
Percussion - Alasdair Malloy
Music recorded - Kore Studios, London
Music mixed at - Metropolis Studios, London
The Walker Brothers: ‘I Can’t Let It Happen To You’ (1967)
John Walker (real name: John Maus, 1943-2011), one of the founder members of The Walker Brothers, has passed away at the age of 67. His solo vocals can be heard on this song taken from the 1967 Walker Brothers album Images. Among his solo singles are also such as ‘Annabella’ (1967) and ‘Woman’ (1968).