Words was written as part of the Blue Touch Paper project by the LONDON SINFONIETTA, mentored by Beat Furrer.
The premiere performance was given by the LONDON SINFONIETTA, OMAR EBRAHIM (baritone) & BEAT FURRER (conductor) as part of a portrait concert of Furrer’s music in January 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London (UK)
It was subsequently given staged performances by OPERA LAB BERLIN, RAINER KILLIUS (baritone) & MANUEL NAWRI (conductor) in March 2014.
Text: Naomi Pinnock
Commission: London Sinfonietta
Instrumentation: baritone and ensemble (2cl, perc (1), accordion, cimbalom and strings: 22.214.171.124.1.)