Meanderings: Art & Music in the Park
On Saturday 25th of August, around one hundred visitors enjoyed an afternoon of art and music at Kearsney Abbey. As part of his Art in the Park: Kearsney Interpreted artist residency, Gabor Stark had placed his site-specific sculpture MEANDER (Spiegel im Spiegel im Spiegel) in one of the open sections of the culvert that meanders through the park, and the Leon String Quartet performed around the installation.
The four movements of Philip Glass’s second string quartet Company were followed by the performance of an Indian raga and the world premiere of Matthew Brown’s Meanderings, a composition inspired by Gabor’s installation and written exclusively for the event. For the fourth and final piece of the concert, Kammy Pike and Karen Jolliffe (violins), Julie Peat (cello) and Matthew Brown (viola) positioned themselves in front of the four mirrors of the MEANDER installation to perform Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. The title translates as ‘light and gold’ – a fitting description of the very special and quite magical atmosphere of the event.