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OVER THE MOON

50 years since the first landing on the Moon – in music

 

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 will be 50 years since the first human being set foot on the Moon. This musical Moon programme celebrates and explores the origins of the Moon’s enchantment over us.

 

What do you think when you think MOON?

The space race, fly me to the Moon - our everlasting fascination with travel 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.

 

The programme will cross centuries, including music by Monteverdi, Händel, Schumann, Faure, Debussy, Dvorak, Britten, Walton, Holst, Trenet, Howard and Golijov.

 


IN BETWEEN

Our new Music CD & Photography/Video DVD

 

Performances at Brunel Museum and Lauderdale House | London, UK | and Gallery ANNA MARRA CONTEMPORANEA | Rome, Italy

 

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 at Blenheim Palace at BBC's Countryfile Live and Ashburnham Place | UK

 

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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