Анонс концерта «Музыка под небом» в рамках новой коллаборации

28 августа 2021 года, в крестьянской усадьбе «Остров», Село Остров, Ленинского района Московской области, в рамках фестиваля «Музыка под небом», выступит бард Томас Бивитт с британских островов. В сопровождении оркестра арт-проекта «Новая сказка» переводчик и певец из Шотландии исполнит стихи Лермонтова, которые удивительно легко слились с музыкой гэлов, написанной самим Томасом Бивиттом.

The Return of the Global Village Bard – Interview with Regis Tremblay for Global Conversations

It was a big pleasure to be interviewed by this fine gentleman Regis Tremblay for his show Global Conversations. I talk about my long and seemingly inevitable journey from Scotland to Russia, my childhood background and my Global Village Bard Читать дальше …

Lovely Jubilee 2020

I think everyone will agree that 2020 has been a bit of a difficult year for human beings on planet Earth. Now that it is coming to an end, it becomes possible to think about what it means. There is Читать дальше …

Why this new (w)rapping? (Part 2 – memorable speech)

So, why do I think that rap is the new home of contemporary poetry? The famous 20th-century poet Wystan Hugh Auden memorably defined poetry as «memorable speech». I think that is a good definition for a number of reasons. Firstly, Читать дальше …

Why this new (w)rapping? (Part 1 – cultural estrangement)

Since you probably know me as a singer-songwriter / translator and this Global Village Bard blog as a song and poetry translation site, I thought I’d try to explain the new direction taken by my alter ego Thomas Riffmatch and Читать дальше …