Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The music of nature

YORK harpist and contemporary composer Ruby Paul has premiered her new work at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace on Monday evening, 15 August 2011.

The concert took place at 6pm, at St John’s Church Hall, Princes Street. Ruby introduced Encyclopedia Botanica to the audience. The work is a series of 15 mood pieces for solo harp inspired by the flowers and plants from across the British Isles.

“Each piece has the title of a wild flower, like ‘Poppy’ or ‘Daisy’ or ‘Bee Orchid’,” explains Ruby Paul to the York Press newspaper. “They’re mainly very common flowers and plants, all the things I experienced and enjoyed in my childhood growing up on the Gower Peninsular, south of Swansea, near Caswell, about a mile from the sea.”

More from the York Press here.  

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