Celestial Bodies – Under The Moon

I have been working on a new commission from Dorset Festival Consortium for the Dorset Moon featuring Luke Jerram’s amazing art work “The Museum of the Moon” . I was chosen along with other artists from the south west to make responses to the work. My piece is written for silent disco headphones, and will be premiered at:

St Peters Church, Bournemouth on the 29th June at 5pm, 7pm and 8pm, Sherborne Abbey 5 – 7th July 9.45pm each night and then at Weymouth Nothe Fort Saturday 13th July at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. The listener can hear conversations with local residents, friends and family who recall their memories of the moon landings, along with contemporary responses on how we see the moon now.

A short preview of the peice can be heard here .

Thanks to all the people who have contributed: residents, family and staff at White Lodge Care Home in Boscombe, Bournemouth and Queen Charlotte Care home in Weymouth, Thalia Kany for vocals, Janine Forrester for piano, Ambrose for Bass, Ivor, Sadie, Lola, Grandma, Jackie and Don Reid, Norma Green, Andrew Fairfax, Steven Boothboy, Anne Miles, Kathleen Wood, Dave Scott, Paul Treacher, and C.Clark for the use of their voices, and Steve Smith at room with a view studios in Ringwood for his mastering skills!

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