Patrick Nunn: The Music of the Spheres
Maja Palser: new work (BMF commission and WP)
School Pupils: new work (WP)
Claire Victoria Roberts: new work (BMF commission and WP)
Zubin Kanga: new work (WP)
George Crumb: Makrokosmos (selection)
As one of the leading exponent of contemporary music, the Australian born pianist Zubin Kanga will present a wide range of music that has been inspired by space and astronomy. The concert will begin with the highly evocative Music of the Spheres by Patrick Nunn, where each of the six movements have been inspired by a specific object in space, from planets such as Neptune, Saturn and Earth to moons and natural satellites. The programme concludes with an excerpt of George Crumb’s iconic Makrokosmos for amplified piano, where a selection of the Zodiac signs is represented within an exploration of colours and textures on the piano. The remaining programme consists of newly composed pieces, two of which by Palser and Roberts have been commissioned especially for the festival, in addition to Zubin Kanga’s own new work and a group composition by local school pupils.