From award-winning musician and composer Warren Ellis comes the unexpected and inspiring story of a piece of chewing gum. Featuring an introduction from Nick Cave. ‘Warren has turned this memento, snatched from his idol’s piano in a moment of rapture, into a genuine religious artefact.’NICK CAVE’In praise of meaning-rich relics and magical things.
Totally heartwarming project.’MAX PORTER’A unique study of a fan’s devotion, of transcendence and of the artistic vocation – it’s got depth and great warmth. It’s a beautiful piece of work.’KEVIN BARRYOn Thursday 1 July, 1999, Dr Nina Simone gave a rare performance as part of Nick Cave’s Meltdown Festival. After the show, in a state of awe, Warren Ellis crept onto the stage, took Dr Simone’s piece of chewed gum from the piano, wrapped it in her stage towel and put it in a Tower Records bag.