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Music for violin, voice and banjo from the 16th century to the present day, Paul Elwood’s “Safernoc”

26 May 2019
  • 14:00
  • Doors 1:30pm for 2pm
    £12.50
Music for violin, voice and banjo from the 16th century to the present day, Paul Elwood’s “Safernoc”.

"Safernoc," the old English spelling of the Savernake Forest, in Wiltshire, is a series of compositions for mezzo soprano Alice Simmons and violinist Tamasin Coates by composer Paul Elwood. Both Simmons and Coates live near the forest and both have found inspiration in the shadows of that ecosystem. The text by the composer is a play on trees and and an imagined impression of Savernake taken from Dante, Bernini’s sculpture of Daphne transforming into a tree, and Mexican painter (Sister) Juana Beatriz de la Fuente’s, “The Tree of Life” (1805), among others.

Doors 13:30, starts 14:00

Tickets £12.50 available here