Online Concert with 3 harps – UNSPOKEN RULES
This summer Ruth was due to perform live in beautiful Glasbury near Hay-on-Wye. Sadly the concert has had to be postponed. But the good news is that in the interim we are putting on a short online concert. The concert will be recorded at Ruth’s home in Cornwall, featuring composer Graham Fitkin, and she will play three gloriously different harps – the Wire harp, Bray harp and more familiar Concert harp.
The programme includes music by Satie, Piazzolla, Cage and Machaut. There will be a Graham Fitkin world premiere and a little Steve Reich.
We all work with assumptions and within frameworks of unspoken rules, life trotting on happily until these ‘norms’ are challenged in small or big ways. Each of these composers has contravened the norms of their time and cultural expectations in their music. Music develops throughout history via these sorts of interventions, so come and have a listen.
This concert has been organised by Hay Music in collaboration with Glasbury Arts Harp Summer School. Hay Music Trust started life in 2011 with the aim of bringing high quality chamber music to Hay-on-Wye. You can find out more about the work they do at haymusic.org