Flights of Sound

'Flights of Sound', curated by Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton

Saturday 29 September, 4.30-6pm in the Mansion

Curated by Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton, 'Flights of Sound' presents an extravagant ending to the 2012 Biennial. 

Jane Chapman, contemporary harpsichordist extraordinaire, joins forces with guitarist Tom McKinney, pianist Harvey Davies and the Ensemble Pleyel during the final Biennial weekend. Taking inspiration from Aura Satz's Music Room installation, the musicians treat the entire house as sounding frame for an exploration of new and old musical fantasy.

The programme features a new collaboration between Jane Chapman and Aura Satz
and world premieres of works by composers Larry Goves and Leo Grant, as well as eighteenth-century music from Tatton Park’s outstanding historic musical collection.

Jane Chapman harpsichord
Jenny Carson soprano
Tom McKinney guitar
Harvey Davies piano
Ben Holland violin
Tim Smedley cello

George Frideric Handel Overture from Rodelinda
George Frideric Handel ‘Dove sei, amato bene?’ (Rodelinda)
Larry Goves Uninhabited islands
George Frideric Handel Suite no. 3 in D Minor Air and Variations
Jane Chapman and Aura Satz Phantasm
Larry Goves A Fire Island sky
Elliott Carter Shard
Laurence Crane Three pieces for guitar
Ignace Pleyel Sonata
Leo Grant The blurring of relations

No late admissions!

  • Please note, it will not be possible to accommodate late-comers.

Supporting new work

'Flights of Sound' has been made possible through the generous support of the University of Southampton and the Royal Northern College of Music as well as the ongoing support of the Biennial partners and sponsors.