|The Forest of Clocks
|The Illusion of Progress
|Trois Pensées pour CoMA
|new work (world premiere)
|CoMA Anniversary Ensemble
An evening of time-warping highlights from CoMA’s catalogue, reflecting the diverse languages of composer’s today.
Philip Cashian’s magical odyssey for choir and orchestra The Forest of Clocks, sets the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Kathleen Raine and Federico García Lorca, whose evocative poem gives the work its title: ‘I entered the forest/of clocks/Leaves were ticking/bells hung in clusters’. Expect guitars, metronomes and ping-pong balls.
Musical pulses and temporal vortices are explored in French composer Michaël Lévinas’s swarming, otherworldly Trois Pensées pour CoMA, while Howard Jones’ The Illusion of Progress speaks loudly to our current age. The concert also features a new work by Lithuanian Ruta Vitkauskaite, a composer seeking mythic musical archetypes.