Down To The River is a Multi Media adaptation of the epic Tom Kelly poem “GEORDIE” which was published by Red Squirrel Press in a collection entitled “Dreamers In A Cold Climate”.For the purpose of this new work which will be released on DVD the 20 minute reading has been broken down into 9 distinct pieces beginning with “Geordies Lament” and culminating in “Down To The River” and an Overture has been added. The sound sculptures to create this body of work have been developed by producer/songwriter Steve Thompson and photographer Kev Howard has joined the project team. Images are being shot to produce the visual aspect and you can preview some of them here. The work will also become a student project for Middlesbrough College as a piece of site specific physical theatre.
The audio only rendition of this work can he heard below. One piece has been set to images and you can see that at the foot of this page.
The “Overture” set to Kev’s pictures.