Joining forces with our international partners in Australia, Texas and Alaska opens exciting possibilities of commissioning major composers with the prospect of shared costs, as well as performances on three continent.
The first of these will be a major work by composer Benjamin Wallfisch inspired by the paintings and sculptures of ARMAN.
The work to be premiered in Wimbledon November 2012 will be scored for piano, violin, cello, double-bass, horn and percussion.
The 2011 Festival will see the first WMF commission.
In association with AELTC
bounce bounce bounce bounce
thwackety wackety zingety ping
hittety backety pingety zang
wack, thwok, thwack, pok, ,
thwikety, thwekity, thwokity, thwakity
cover the court with alarming alacrity
smackety dink, smackety dink
boshety bashity crotchety crashety
up loops a lob with a teasing temerity
leaps in the air in defiance of gravity
puts it away with a savage severity
coupled with suavity
poem Matthew Harvey
music by Robert Fokkens
for KOSMOS and JUICE