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Scott Walker

Scott Walker in Stephen Kijak's documentary 30 Century Man, © Grant Gee, 2005

Off The Page 2012: No Regrets: The Enigma of Scott Walker

April 2012

The Wire's Rob Young presents a lecture on Scott Walker, from his first release as Scott Engel at age 14, to his present day experiments in sound.

No Regrets is a new collection of essays on Scott Walker edited by The Wire's Editor-at-Large, and author of Electric Eden, Rob Young. Featuring contributions from Ian Penman, Nina Power and others, the book examines the life, music and times of a performer who has traversed four decades of pop history, from the 60s heyday of The Walker Brothers' blue-eyed soul to the operatic intensity and conceptual depths of his recent albums Tilt and The Drift. For Off The Page Rob Young will give an illustrated talk that synthesizes No Regrets’ multiple texts to delve ever further into the reclusive cult of Scott.

No Regrets: The Enigma of Scott Walker is also the subject of the forthcoming June edition of The Wire Salon at Cafe Oto. More details here.

The Wire and Sound And Music's Off The Page festival took place 24–26 February at The Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable.

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