Written in Blood
Poets and the Revolution
“I hear a terrible noise, growing within me and all around me.” That noise was the sound of Revolution, and its writer was Alexander Blok as he completed his poem Twelve on 29 January 1918. In this public session, Paul Hetherington, Roland Peelman and a handful of festival artists present a number of songs that bear witness to the ambivalence and heroism that surround some of history’s greatest conflicts. Music by Schubert, Shostakovich, Nuyts and others.