08 May 2009

New Ground event - Messiaen Exhibition

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8-12 June, 10am-4pm, Jessop Exhibition Space, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street Free admission. There is no need to register for this event.

Olivier Messiaen was one of the great originals of twentieth century music. His musical inspiration came from a variety of unusual sources including colour, birdsong and the wonders of nature. In this innovative exhibition, Nigel Simeone present some glimpses in the life and work of Olivier Messiaen, exploring themes such as his religious faith, his little-known private and family life, his relationship with nature, his work as a teacher, his composing methods, his most personal and important works, his collaboration with particular performers, and his enduring legacy.