Penny Rimbaud – Vocals
Liam Noble – Piano
Kate Shortt – Cello
Gee Vaucher – Visuals
‘THE PITY OF WAR’, the complete war poems of Wilfred Owen recited by legendary Crass poet Penny Rimbaud with Liam Noble on piano, Kate Shortt on cello and visuals by Gee Vaucher.
In memory not of victory, but of the terrible darkness brought by war; and of those who on both sides of the divide suffered and died for the gross follies of their leaders and the illusions that they were fed by them.
Penny Rimbaud is known as the author of countless books of poetry, philosophy and polemic, as well as a founder member of the now legendary group Crass. His current band, L’Academie des Vanités, appears regularly at the Vortex.
Liam Noble is perhaps the most iconic pianist ever to grace the Vortex stage, whether it be solo, or recently with Paul Dunmall and Dave Liebman. Lyricism, imagination and oblique humour merge seamlessly.
Kate Shortt has worked extensively over the years with Penny Rimbaud and more recently with Christine Tobin. Her fierce avant-garde romaticism puts her in a class of her own.
Gee Vaucher’s images, first made famous as the cover art for Crass albums, are unforgettable. They etch themselves on your mind forever.