Drifting and Tilting – The Songs of Scott Walker

November 2008

Live Event Production

Featuring Damon Albarn, Dot Allison, Jarvis Cocker, Philip Sheppard, Gavin Friday, Michael Henry , Owen Gilhooly & Nigel Richards.

A stunning cast of vocalists, musicians and dancers bring music from Scott Walker’s seminal albums The Drift and Tilt to life in an extraordinary world-premiere production; Drifting and Tilting – The Songs of Scott Walker.

This thrilling song-cycle set and designed for the Barbican Theatre stage, with music performed by a 42 piece string orchestra playing alongside Walker’s band.

Once his songs are recorded, Walker famously never listens to them again, preferring to leave the moment of creation untouched and never re-visited…

Drifting And Tilting conceived by Scott Walker
Directed by Ann-Christin Rommen
Set Design Sam Collins
Lighting Design A J Weissbard
Musical Director & Orchestrator Mark Warman
Sound Production Peter Walsh & Scott Walker
String Conductor Philip Sheppard
Choreography Aletta Collins
Costume Design Shanti Freed
All songs composed and arranged by Scott Walker

“I can’t tell you where it comes from. It comes from silence, most of it. I sit around and I’m waiting. I’m waiting and waiting” Scott Walker, interview in The Wire, May 1995