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An Evening with Ian Brennan & Dame Evelyn Glennie

25 July at 18:30 - 21:00


Join us to celebrate the launch of Ian Brennan’s new book, Missing Music: voices from where the first roads end.
Celebrating the launch of Ian Brennan’s new book, Missing Music: voices from where the first roads end, The Gilded Acorn is delighted to welcome the author for a reading and evening in discussion with the legendary Dame Evelyn Glennie, who will also share a short musical demonstration.


About ‘Missing Music’:
Missing Music: voices from where the dirt roads end details Grammy-winning music producer and author, Ian Brennan’s ongoing quest to provide musical platforms for under-represented nation’s and populations around the world

In a compact and quick-read format, Missing Music collects the latest narratives from Brennan’s field-recording treks. By popular demand, this edition features a greater emphasis on storytelling and an even greater abundance of photos from his wife, Italian-Rwandan, photographer/filmmaker, Marilena Umuhoza Delli.

Arising from the more than forty-records that Brennan has produced over the past decade from underrepresented nations such as Comoros, Djibouti, Romania, South Sudan, Bhutan, Suriname, and Cambodia, Missing Music serves as the newest suite in the multi-verse symphony of the world’s most ignored corners— the places where countries expire and the “forgotten” live.

Praise for ‘Missing Music’:
“Music is one of the best doors into a culture and Ian Brennan has opened them in more far-off corners than anyone. He writes of the people he meets and their music with vivid directness and great generosity of spirit.”—Joe Boyd, Grammy-nominated producer (Nick Drake, Richard & Linda Thompson, Pink Floyd) and author of White Bicycles

“An activist and ambassador for the overlooked and underappreciated musicians of the world. Brennan is an important counterculture figure of our time. His writing, like his productions, deserves a spotlight.”—Raymond Antrobus, award-winning UK poet

“As a celebration that faces the hard truths, this book is a must read guide to new and more deserving sounds from around the world.” — Monolith Cocktail (UK)

“Looking for music in the far corners of the world, Brennan has made recordings and albums that no one else has even thought to capture, let alone made the effort needed to do so. He has brought voices, stories, and feelings to the world’s listeners that likely would never have been known without his selfless efforts.”—Larry Crane, founder, publisher, and editor of Tape Op Magazine, archivist for Elliott Smith


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