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SOUNDSCAPES

Music inspired by Nature

 

Performances

Blenheim Palace | 3-5 August 2017 18:30 | BBC Countryfile Live 2017 | Exclusively in the National Trust Theatre | Further details to follow

 

 

We will be performing again this year at the National Trust Theatre at BBC Countryfile Live 2017. Join our musical celebration of nature including some of the best-loved works by Haydn, Britten, Bridge, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Granados and Poulenc at https://countryfilelive.com. The musical appearance of nature often speaks metaphorically about our every day life. But composer were also inspired by the creation and beauty of our natural surroundings, describing them in truly amazing soundscapes. A few more light-hearted summer songs will conclude the evening - a perfect finish for a day at BBC Countryfile Live.

 

Susanne Mecklenburg | voice

William Hancox | piano

Judith Busbridge | viola

 

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IN BETWEEN

Our new Music CD & Photography/Video DVD

 

Performances

Brunel Museum | London, UK | 17 March 2017 19:00 | book your tickets
Gallery ANNA MARRA CONTEMPORANEA | Rome, Italy | 24 March 2017 19:30 | book your tickets

 

Video by Ari Takahashi

 

IN BETWEEN is a reflection of the artistic path I have chosen: music and photography telling a tale. Musically you will find an unusual combination of styles, composers, musical periods, geographical origins, rhythms, stories and lyrics on this CD. The photography and videos by Gareth Davies (www.tickpan.co.uk) illustrate the musical tale and make it more accessible for the audience. Music and photography mirror each other, visualising the musical score’s rhythm, tempo and pitch and bringing sound from the melodies and harmonies of the imagery to the musical performance. The message is IN BETWEEN.

 

Available from Amazon.

 

Susanne Mecklenburg | voice

William Hancox | piano

Andriy Viytovych | viola
Benjamin Ferguson |
organ

Gareth Davies | photography and videos

 


Capability Brown and his times

A musical and photographic commentary to his life

 

Performances
Blenheim Palace | 4, 5 and 6 August 2016 18:00 | as part of the BBC's Countryfile Live
Ashburnham Place | 10 November 2016

 

2016 marked the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown’s birthday. This well-known English landscape architect, often called “England’s greatest gardener”, designed over 170 parks in the 18th century, such as the gardens at Hampton Court or Blenheim Palace. To celebrate this anniversary we offer a photographically illustrated and historically commentated concert.

 

Video by Ari Takahashi

 

There are different layers to this programme. The musical performances will tell the story of the times Capability Brown lived in: the society, the history, the arts and music and the science in the 18th century. The photography and video installations by Gareth Davies will illustrate Capability Brown’s work and how his landscapes evolved over the centuries. Gareth's work can also be seen in the exhibition Lenses on a Landscape Genius in London. Along the programme we will explain our choice of music and photography and make the link to our present day lives. We will provide a commentary on his life, without telling his life story.

 

Susanne Mecklenburg | voice

William Hancox | piano 

Gareth Davies | photography and videos

 

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