Rhyme and Reason 2017 – Dybbuk: Momus as David Bowie

Click to view map
When:
1st June 2017 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Europe/London Timezone
2017-06-01T19:30:00+01:00
2017-06-01T21:00:00+01:00
Where:
Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Rd
London SE16
UK
Cost:
£4

Dybbuk: Momus as David Bowie

Thursday 1 June 2017, 7.30pm to 9pm

A dybbuk is a capturer of spirits, a stealer of souls. Momus – a Scottish singer-songwriter who lives in Osaka – had his soul stolen at the age of 12 by David Bowie. In acknowledgement of this fact, and in tribute to his hero, Momus has been performing this Bowie cabaret since 2014. Bowie himself approved of and promoted the cabaret on the official David Bowie website.

Accompanied by video of Bowie’s many imitators – the almost-Bowies, the wannabes – the show focuses on lesser-known moments in the singer’s career: demos, Brel and Brecht infused songs, early material, symphonic tone poems, Eno-esque experiments. Failure is inevitable: Momus is not David Bowie. But perhaps even someone trying and failing to be David Bowie in public might be moving: a collective, generational statement of this man’s importance to us, his uniqueness as perhaps the coolest British person ever to have existed, his tragic yet wonderful irreplaceability.

  www.imomus.com

Suitable for adults. Tickets £4

  Tickets available here

Rhyme And Reason 2017Southwark Libraries Rhyme and Reason 2017

Rhyme and Reason 2017 is a celebration of poetry and music, taking place in libraries and other venues across Southwark in June 2017. The majority of events are absolutely free, but please note that some events – whether free or charged – may require advance booking to guarantee your place. Please check the event description for details.

The majority of Rhyme and Reason events are absolutely free, but please note that some events, whether free or charged, may require advance booking to guarantee your place. Please check the event description for details.

Click here for more Rhyme and Reason events




0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!