Zoology Late: Acoustic Spaces / Threatened Places

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Friday 31 January 2020, 7.30pm

MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY, DOWNING STREET

Siri Livingston New Work (world premiere)
Hugh Rowlands
New Work (world premiere)
John Luther Adams
 The Light that Fills the World
Benjamin Graves The Visions of Elizabeth Barton (CUMS Composer in Residence 2019-20)
Grisey Périodes
Kaija Saariaho Terrestre

University of Cambridge New Music Group
Darren Bloom conductor

Tickets: £12

Students: £3

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This year the University of Cambridge New Music Group present an exciting collaboration with the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology as part of their ever-popular Zoology Late series, which culminates in a climate-change themed performance in the macabre setting of their Whale and Specimen Halls. All of the music in the concert, in its own way, draws upon the environment and humanity’s place as its most impactful inhabitant: from John Luther Adams’ evocation of the frozen Alaskan landscape, now under extreme pressure from climate change, to Saariaho’s reflection on aboriginal tales about the lessons that birds can teach us, to Grisey’s exploration of the nature of sound itself as an allegory for periodicity of life itself.