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Martin Butler's Dirty Beasts Launch
25 April 2016

Martin Butler - Dirty Beasts

‘If Paul Klee “took a line for a walk”, Butler takes a tune for a jog and the scenery is delightful.’ The Times

Club Inégales in Euston was the setting for the album launch of Dirty Beasts last Thursday, where we were joined by Friends, musicians and press to celebrate the release of Martin Butler’s recording on NMC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Martin, Victoria and the New London Chamber Ensemble perform Dirty Beasts

 

Attendees were treated to a live performance by Martin and the New London Chamber Ensemble of Down Hollow Winds, and excerpts of Dirty Beasts narrated by the wonderful Victoria Newlyn, who perfectly captured the mischievous nature of the poetry in her vocal performance. The event gave guests the opportunity to hear a live performance of Martin’s work and snap up one of the albums a day early – if they were quick enough!

The evening also featured a Q&A with Martin himself, led by fellow NMC composer Peter Wiegold, within which he described his creative process with regards to Dirty Beasts as well as his compositional style as a whole and answered the audience’s burning questions.

Since its release, Dirty Beasts has received glowing praise from major press outlets such as The Times who stated ‘Butler’s clever settings give the poems the right gruesome undertow  without being too obviously literal or smothering the words’.

Dirty Beasts is available in both physical and digital formats from our online store here.

 

Peter Wiegold Interviews Martin Butler

Peter Wiegold leads Q&A with Martin Butler

NMC Chairman Andrew Ward says a few words

Peter Wiegold and Martin Butler (c) NLCE

New London Chamber Ensemble's Stephen Stirling (c) Joel Bell

Martin Butler (c) Joel Bell

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