Friday, 14 March 2014

Natural/Supernatural music in London

A series of concerts I'd love to go to...sigh.

"Weird, ghostly music arrives to unnerve us all this spring as City of London Sinfonia (CLS) put on four concerts exploring creative responses to the natural and supernatural. Across the five weeks from 27 March-1 May, the London chamber orchestra will use music to examine how the creative process allows us to make sense of the boundaries between here and, er, elsewhere.
Events begin on 27 March, when CLS artistic director Stephen Layton brings the music of Sir John Tavener to Southwark Cathedral. ‘Supernatural Songs‘, Tavener’s ethereal collection inspired by the poems of W.B. Yeats, was written with exotic instrumentation in mind – mezzo soprano, strings, pow-wow drums and a Hindu Temple gong will combine to make for an evening we do not quite know how to describe in the words of this dimension."