Zoology Late: Acoustic Spaces / Threatened Places

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Friday 31 January 2020, 7.30pm


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

University of Cambridge New Music Group
Darren Bloom conductor

Tickets: £12

Students: £3

Available here

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.