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 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.
The programme will cross centuries, including music by Monteverdi, Händel, Schumann, Faure, Debussy, Dvorak, Britten, Walton, Holst, Trenet, Howard and Golijov.
Susanne Mecklenburg | voice
William Hancox | piano
Gareth Davies | photography & video
Leander Reininghaus | electronic music improvisation
ARTIS Amsterdam | The Netherlands | 18 May 2019
Observatory Herstmonceux | UK | 15 June 2019
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz | Luzern | 28 and 30 June 2019
Museum Burghalde Lenzburg | Switzerland | 29 June 2019
Planetarium Bochum | Germany | 6 July 2019
Planetarium Münster | Germany | 27 July 2019
Science Museum London | UK | 31 July 2019
Planetarium Recklinghausen | Germany | 20 March 2020
For our new CD "IN BETWEEN" please see here.