Julie Boden, Poet in Residence at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, sometimes retreats into the Symphony Hall piano room; a room hidden backstage [behind the stage] where concert grand pianos offer up their secrets to her. On 22 April, 2006, the eve of his leaving for Mongolia, the composer Steve Tromans spent a ‘magical’ night alone there. He returns to the UK to launch ‘Room of the Half Dream’ at the Ledbury Poetry Festival at 2.30pm on 11 July.
Poet and pianist will perform individual responses, exploring ways of creating new collaborative pieces and discussing the mystery and inspiration of this special space.
You can find out more about Julie and her work here