Bibliographic information:
Imprint: Hay Press
ISBN: 9780955005053
Paperback • 304pp • £7.99
129 mm x 198 mm
17 June 2008
Territory: World English

Silent Movements

Simon Mundy

Published by Hay Press, an imprint of Renard Press



ISBN: 9780955005053




Silent Movements brings all Simon Mundy’s experience in politics and the music business together. Set in 1980 at the end of the Cold War, it tells the story of a Soviet violinist being helped by a young British cellist to defect.

Along the way Mundy accurately depicts the challenges and excitement of concert performance. As Julian Lloyd Webber says, ‘Simon Mundy really knows the point where music, politics and history collide. He also understands the processes of a performer’s life.’

Simon Mundy

Simon Mundy studied drama at university, but soon veered towards writing poetry and reviews, and at 23 he found himself a music critic and arts journalist. A champion of the arts, he has served as Director of the National Campaign for the Arts and Vice-President of PEN International’s Writers for Peace Committee, and he co-founded the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage; he remains an adviser to the European Festivals Association. His writing includes biographies, novels, non-fiction, playscripts and poetry.