The instruments, created by David Murphy, were an absolute joy to work with. Heroes of the Piston Cretino, Ben Marks and guest Christine Chapman, erupted riotously across the stage and cavorted into the audience. Yes, the Gods are cowboys and in this concert Liza Lim’s Ronda-The Spinning World gavalnised the energies and spirit of the Brazilian streetscape, of Capoeira, and the torque of the Ronda into something quite sonically magical.
And what about these invented string instruments!
AND lets not forget the Rotary Weather Harp with new virtuoso exponent Marshall McGuire.
This concert was a lot of fun. Thank you Metropolis and MRC and all of the composers and performers. And a lucky last- also intensely energetic, jaw-droppingly precise and ballistic- the music of Unsuk Chin.