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Violin, Garden, Sky – Music in the Gallery and James Turrell Skyspace

Friday 12th July 2024 – 7pm in the Gallery, 4.30pm in the Skyspace

Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin

Bach – Sonatas and Partitas, complete! Works by living composers inspired by seascapes, sculptures gardens and the weather. Labyrinths, walks and dances by composers from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Acclaimed violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved presents the first of three events inspired by the landscape, art, and nature of Tremenheere. Bach’s epochal cycle of works for violin alone provide the armature for this musical exploration of one of this space. And they are set in conversation with works for the baroque and music of our time, by some of the leading composers of our time, from Europe, the USA and Australia, all long-time collaborators with Peter. Read more about the other concerts in this series.

The evening concert will take place on the upper floor of Tremenheere Gallery – beginning at 7pm, with doors open from 6.30pm. Proceeded by a shorter performance in the Skyspace at 4.30pm – entry to the gardens from 4pm included in ticket purchase.

£20 per person, or purchase tickets to all three events for £50.

7pm – Tremenheere Gallery

Johann Sebastian Bach – G minor Sonata BWV 1001

Giovanni Battista Vitali – Partite Sopra Diverse Sonate (1680)

Johann Sebastian Bach  – B Minor Partita BWV 1002

Jim Aitchison – ‘Aperture’ (2023)+

Michael Alec Rose – ‘Anna Perenna’ after Guido Reni (2024)+

4.30pm – James Turrell Skyspace       

Pietro Locatelli – The Harmonic Labyrinth (ca. 1730)

Rosá Lind  –  ‘Pelagos ‘(for Barbara Hepworth)  (2024) World Premiere+

Notes: The first two works in Bach’s cycle in counterpoint with music from Italy: as a young composer, he was profoundly influenced by the brilliant music of late 17th Century Italians such as Vitali. However, Locatelli’s ‘Labyrinth’, written shortly after Bach’s works for violin alone, could not have been more different from his mature works, pointing to extremes of 19th century virtuosi like Paganini and music by Peter’s collaborating composers: Jim Aitchison’s ‘Aperture’ was inspired by James Turrell’s ‘Skyspace’ and premiered here in February. Nashville-based Michael Alec Rose wrote his ‘Anna Parenna’ for Peter to play alongside a painting by Guido Reni in the Zagreb Arts and Crafts Museum this spring. The Australian composer Rosá Lind offers a very Cornish landscape – Barbara Hepworth looking over the northern coast of the peninsular, inspired by the sea. Peter’s long musical association with the far west of Cornwall, began  in 2002 with a series of interventions, collaborations and festivals with Tate St Ives, and a deep involvement with the work of Barbara Hepworth and her collaborating composers.

Purchase tickets – Friday 12th July 2024 Purchase tickets – All three events – 12/07, 02/08, 20/09