THE GLASS TRUNK

Richard Dawson | REWIG95

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2012 saw another stylistic veer with the creation of The Glass Trunk. Triggered by a commission to respond to the local museum service’s archives, Dawson created an album largely from stories found in an old 17th Century scrapbook, including a lengthy paean to the sorry demise of community pillar Joe The Quilt-maker and the much-loved yet equally, viscerally dark Poor Old Horse. 6 acapella odes of between 4 and 13 minutes in length, plus a rendering of Mike Waterson’s The Brisk Lad, intersperse with a series of brief instrumental vignettes, Dawson’s guitar sparring with the electric harp of Rhodri Davies for strictly spontaneous 60-second blasts.

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A Parent’s Address To His Firstborn Son On The Day Of His Birth
I
II
Poor Old Horse
III
IV
William And His Mother Visit The Museum
V
VI
The Brisk Lad
VII
VIII
Joe The Quilt-Maker
IX
X
The Ghost Of A Tree
XI
XII
The Ice-Breaker Baikal

 
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