Sea Fever

This is a companion poem to Living In: Creative Solidarities In Palestine (Oxford; Saint Germain-en-Laye: The Onslaught Press, 2020), was published by Alec Newman at Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2017.

Sea Fever was composed and performed in collaboration with the iyatraQuartet, an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists comprised of clarinet, violin, cello and percussion. Members are George Sleightholme, Alice Barron, Rich Phillips and Will Roberts.

The performance that motivated this collaboration was ‘Seafaring’, an event held at the Open Arts Cafe, London (27 March, 2014). Sea Fever received a second performance at New Unity, Newington Green, London (1 March, 2015). Pages from Sea Fever were selected for the Blackpool Illuminations in 2016.

In the front matter to the published book I promised a recording of Sea Fever, we’re still working on that, so watch this space.