Graeme Stephen - Letters For Peace
Letters for Peace is Graeme Stephen’s new work composed for string trio and guitar. Letters written by conscientious objectors who refused conscription to fight
Letters for Peace is Graeme Stephen’s new work composed for string trio and guitar.
Today we are regularly bombarded by positive imagery of the military. It has become so normalised that it’s hard to question it. This work is intended to counter this image and challenge public perception of conflict by looking at an often-overlooked part of war’s history. The work is intended to celebrate peace and display the madness of war.
“There is no doubt many kinds of reasons which lead men to become conscientious objectors but I am convinced that the chief reason and the most valid is precisely that sense of the “the solidarity of Mankind’ of ‘Our membership one of another”. – Bertrand Russell
The work is intended to show the futility of war through the words of objectors and will engage with the public perception of war and highlight the sacrifices made by objectors in the name of peace.
This is an important new work by one of Scotland’s leading musicians, a gifted guitarist and an original and always inventive composer.
Tickets £12 from Far from the Madding Crowd
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm gmt
Red Door - St Peter's Church
153 High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7AB