Saturday 23 February 2019
ON WHAT WEFT ARE WOVEN THE WATERS
A MONUMENTAL NEW WORK FROM COMPOSER/PERFORMER ROLF HIND IN A REALISATION BY FREDERIC WAKE-WALKER AND COMMISSIONED BY HCMF//
The vast, poetic, hallucinatory Vedas – the writings of early Hindu civilisation – were, and are, kept alive by human memories and repetition, where no earthly traces survive of the culture they sprang from. On what weft are woven the waters is a piece about memory, ritual, sacrifice, and the constant remaking of the oldest things through the magical symbolism of sound.
19 November 2017, 8pm
Bates Mill, hcmf
Commissioned by hcmf// with funds from the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust
Produced by hcmf//
Co-produced by Mahogany Opera Group*
Benefactors Roz Brown and Colin Rose
*Supported through our Various Stages programme. Through Various Stages we are committed to nurturing and developing new, boundary-pushing opera and the next generation of innovative artists.
Rolf Hind introduces his new piece, On what are woven the waters, ahead of its world premier at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November 2017