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Beautiful Star

Video with German subtitles: see here

 

2019 was spent reminiscing, musically, about the first landing on the Moon in 1969. Inspired by this connection between space and music, and the concerts we performed in amazing planetariums and museums, we have created a new astronomically inspired programme:  Beautiful Star.


Have you ever stood in the mountains, no city lights around, looking up, seeing all these stars above you? It’s very impressive and it may be that this experience has made many generations before us turn to the stars for company, support or guidance.


Every year at Christmas we take the tale of the Star of Bethlehem for granted; it’s been there for as long as we have been celebrating Christmas. The story tells us that it led the three wise men to the birthplace of Jesus. Astronomically speaking it has caused quite a lot of controversy amongst historians and scientists – so we thought we’d just tell its story through music.

 

ARTISTS

Susanne Mecklenburg | voice

William Hancox | piano

 

PERFORMANCES

To be announced

 


Over The Moon

 

The Moon inspires a certain fascination: it’s distant, it’s mystic, it’s secretive. We only ever see one side of the Moon from Earth. In 2019 it was 50 years since the first human set foot on the Moon. This musical Moon programme celebrates and explores the origins of the Moon’s enchantment over us. The space race, fly me to the Moon - our everlasting fascination with travelling to the Moon, Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon”, romantic Moon gazing, sleep, dreams and the Sandman, moonlight and lotus flowers, Galileo and his Moon mapping, the European Space Agency’s Moon village, the dark side of the Moon, werewolves, tides and eclipses, supernatural powers, mythology, Eagles that landed, Apollo the god of music … and many other references in historic and contemporary culture. But - how did they make it into music? This is what we will tell in our programme, combined with some beautiful photography and other special visual and musical effects.

 

 

ARTISTS

Susanne Mecklenburg | voice

William Hancox | piano

Gareth Davies | photography & video

Leander Reininghaus | electronic music improvisation

 

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IN BETWEEN

For our CD "IN BETWEEN" please see here.