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New Scott Walker Score Airs In London
The Quietus , June 9th, 2011 06:54

Cocteau piece later this month

Here at the Quietus we keep hearing talk that Scott Walker is preparing a follow-up to his last, incredible album, The Drift. To keep us going in the meantime, Walker has been commissioned by Royal Opera House associate artist and choreographer Aletta Collins to write a score for a Jean Cocteau monologue. The dance piece will be performed from June 17th to 25th, and paired with Poulenc's opera La Voix Humaine. Speaking about the project, walker said, "I must admit to not really being an admirer of Cocteau. I am, however, an admirer of Aletta Collins and her work. So when Aletta asked me to collaborate with the intention of deconstructing the original script for dance, I was grateful for the challenge to help take what is essentially, in my humble opinion, an antiquated piece of misogyny (in this case, woman as willing victim) and try to turn it on its head and use its traces to create something new."

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