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Reflections on The Glass Age – Dan Whitehouse at Dartington Arts

April 20 @ 7:30 pm


Singer-songwriter/guitarist Dan Whitehouse explores the thin and fragile layer between digital and emotional life with insightful songs reflecting on how much of our human experience and expression is now mediated through the looking glass of virtual communication.

“I think we need to acknowledge the value and validity of both: face-to-face hugs, holding hands, a sunrise waltz – or a digital wave with a daft doggy-ear filter on. The tears behind the screen are just as real.”

Presenting his glacial masterpiece ‘The Glass Age’ (with atmospheric electronic percussion section accompaniment) and that album’s stripped back acoustic sequel ‘Reflections On The Glass Age’ (Dan solo on piano/guitar), expect to experience the “people and connection rippling through these songs” [Arts Culture Mag] in this emotive live event.

Campfire kicks off with the immortal couplet ‘When you change the way you look at things / The things you look at start to change’. Rainbows Never End is an emotive tear-jerker about Dan’s little boy. The Thin Blue Line uses a searing metaphor about explorers trapped under Antarctic permafrost to evoke icy long-distance longing.

Learning how to thrive under a new paradigm, and harnessing newfound techniques to focus on self-care and embracing his inner artist, Dan Whitehouse is today an artist at the very peak of his powers.

The night will include a selection from Dan’s fine back catalogue of six solo albums, including the recent radio ballads style ‘Voices From The Cones’: real life stories of history and community of glassmaking in the Black Country.


Dartington Arts
Dartington Trust
Dartington, Devon TQ9 6EL United Kingdom
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