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The University of Southampton

Flights of Sound Event

Georgian Festival
13:00 - 13:50
4 March 2013
Turner Sims University of Southampton Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 023 8059 8424 or email .

Event details

A repeat performance of the commissioned programme, first performed at Tatton Park in September 2012.

Flights of Sound was commissioned as the final event for the Tatton Park Biennial, a major contemporary art event held in the grounds and mansion of one of the Northwest's most splendid stately homes. Staff and students from Southampton have been researching at Tatton Park, which is owned by the National Trust and managed by Cheshire East Council, for the past three years. The 2012 edition of the Biennial celebrated our increased understanding of the house's musical activities by commissioning a new work - Aura Satz's film Sound Ornaments in the Music Room - which takes inspiration from the life and music of Elizabeth Sykes (1777-1853), a former resident of Tatton Park whose extensive music collection still graces the Mansion's shelves. The film was installed in the fireplace of Tatton Park's elaborate Music Room during the Biennial (May-September 2012), and provided the springboard for the live performance/installation that brought the Biennal to a close, produced in collaboration with colleagues at the Royal Northern College of Music. Flights of Sound explores the Tatton Park Biennial 2012 theme - Flights of Fancy - by taking us into the realm of fanciful ornament, and asking how we can use the past to inspire new flights of invention.

Jenny Carson, voice
Jane Chapman, harpsichord
Harvey Davies, keyboards
Jonathan Martindale, violin


Film: Sound Ornaments in the Music Room (Aura Satz; music by Larry Goves)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Overture from Rodelinda

GF Handel: 'Dove sei, amato bene?' (Rodelinda)

Larry Goves: Uninhabited islands

GF Handel: Suite no. 3 in D Minor
Air and Variations

Jane Chapman and Aura Satz: Phantasm (world premiere)

Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816): 'Hope told a flatt'ring tale'

Ignace Pleyel (1757-1831): An Original Sonata, in which is introduced the Favorite Air of "Hope Told a Flattering Tale"

Leo Grant: The blurring of relations

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