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Exeter Central Library - Musical Performance

Posted: 14/07/2009 10:27:31

An atmospheric musical performance at Exeter Central Library later this month will transport its audience back 40 years to the wonder of the first landings on the moon.

'Between the Moon and the Earth' is a piece for string quartet, accompanied by audio and visual recordings from the Apollo 8 mission, the first mission to orbit the moon.

It has been composed by Simon Belshaw who lives in Exeter. Simon has had his compositions performed at the Exeter Autumn and Fringe Festivals and his music has featured on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Devon and Phonic FM.

Simon said: "The title is taken from a television broadcast that was made from the capsule of the Apollo 8 spacecraft whilst on its way to the moon in December 1968. This piece makes extensive use of both audio and visual recordings from this Apollo mission. It makes particular use of the astronauts' descriptions of seeing both the moon and the earth from a unique perspective; this was the first time that man had been able to look back on earth from such a distance.

"Although use is made of the tapes from the mission, this piece is not a record of the journey from earth to moon and back again, but instead concentrates on the idea of floating in the middle. The music follows a similar pattern, whilst there is a linear progression (provided by two keyboards) the string quartet plays various floating, random elements over the top."

The piece will be performed three times on Monday 20 July at 3:30pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm in the Foyer of Exeter Central Library, Castle Street, Exeter. In between these performances the quartet will play a number of more informal, themed pieces such as 'Fly me to Moon' and 'Moon River'.

Councillor Stuart Barker, Devon County Council's Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services, said: "I'm delighted that we can promote the work of a local composer as part of the celebrations for the first moon landing. The light and airy foyer of Exeter Central Library is a great location for this performance. I hope that people will enjoy the performance as it takes them back to the incredible events of 40 years ago."

The musicians will be Catherine Hayek (violin), Julie Hill (violin), Andrew Gillett (viola) and Jane Pirie (cello).

The event is free and no booking is required.

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