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As part of Spitalfield Winter Festival 2016, Nick Murray joined poets Chris McCabe and John Canfield for Dead Poets Social Club. A nocturnal walk through Tower Hamlets Cemetery, in search of the lost poets of the area. 

Accompanying Chris McCabe’s powerful writing, Nick composed a set of three pieces for looped viola and sampled sound. Each piece explores the history and the context of the area through interviews and incidental sound.

A tiny video snippet of the performance can be seen here. Shot by Hannah Hood.

Dead Poets Social Club was commissioned by Spitalfields Winter Festival and produced by Penned in the Margins. Photography by Harpreet Kalsi.

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