David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist.
Author of poetry collections Everyone is CO2 and Ten-Headed Alien.
Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

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Song Cycle (Toronto): More than Earthy Meat and Drink (WORLD PREMIERE)

  • Glen Gould Studio 250 Front Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 3G5 Canada (map)

David James Brock's suite of poems "More than Earthy Meat and Drink" from Ten-Headed Alien has been set to music by Adam Sherkin and will accompany his Write Off the Keyboard Mainstage concert on April 5.

From the event description:

Highlighting the unduly neglected vocal music of Franz Liszt, rising star soprano Adanya Dunn joins Sherkin on stage in a performance of three songs by Liszt, as complement to the world premiere of a new song cycle, More than Earthly Meat and Drink setting the poetry of David James Brock.  A Canadian playwright, poet and librettist based in Toronto, Brock has been featured as guest artist and collaborator during this season's WRITE OFF THE KEYBOARD Series. His newest book of poetry, Ten-Headed Alien, (from which the song cycle More than Earthly Meat and Drink is taken), launches this May (Wolsak and Wynn Ltd).

Copies of Adam Sherkin's new  recording Soliloquy and Brock's Ten-Headed Alien will be available at this concert.

For more information on this not to be missed event, click here.