Music

Jim Aitchison | Retracing Rothko, Salcedo, Laocoön

Violinist Philippa Mo will visit CAST to play music by Mullion-based composer Jim Aitchison.

The music to be performed was inspired by works of art by Mark Rothko and Doris Salcedo, and in response to the statue of the Laocoön. Before the performance Aitchison will discuss the genesis of the music with Sam Thorne, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives. The performance will be staged as a promenade occupying three different spaces at the east end of the CAST building.

Philippa Mo studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and now performs extensively as a chamber musician. She has given concertos and chamber performances all over Europe, including her acclaimed debut at the Wigmore Hall, recitals at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, St John’s, Smith Square, London, the Deutsches Museum, Munich and the Ulaan Bataar Natural History Museum, where she was invited as the only British musician to participate as soloist in the International Music Festival of Contemporary Music, Mongolia in 2002. She is a champion of contemporary music and has worked closely with many leading British composers including David Matthews, John McCabe, Jim Aitchison and Errollyn Wallen and has given premieres of their solo and violin duo works.

Tickets (£10) are available from the Cornish Riviera Box Office 0845 094 0428 or 01726 879 500, or on the door. The performance starts at 7pm and CAST Café will be open from 6pm offering a bowl of something hot and a taste of something sweet at £5 per head.

The event retraces composer Jim Aitchison’s work performed at Tate Modern and the Henry Moore Institute and presents a new piece after Mark Rothko’s journey to St Ives.

CAST’s public programme for 2015/16 is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, using funds from the National Lottery.

 

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