Last One Out Gareth Williams
A Co-commission with Sound Festival

Commissioned in partnership with Sound Festival in 2012, Last One Out is a haunting glimpse into one family’s tragic past. Originally created as a site-specific work for Fraserburgh Lighthouse, Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Gareth Williams and Random Accomplice co-founder Johnny McKnight revive their bittersweet tale of loss, memory and grief.


What if you had a direct channel to the past? What if the past never really died but is just waiting for a light to be shone on it? A late-night radio host has an encounter with a caller that leaves her disturbed and distressed. A grief-stricken man returns to a lighthouse he visited as a child and begins to hear voices from the past, long since buried.

Written for string trio and voice, Williams’ moving score mixes live and recorded performance, telling parts of the intertwining stories through a selection of evocative Country music tracks.


Last One Out was part of our 2013 Fringe season





Sung in English 1 hr approximately