Standing Stone Circle for harp and peripatetic violinist (2013)

Written for Yasutaka Hemmi and Takayo Matsumara

Première

First performance: Friday 15 November 2013; Japan; X(iksa): Yasutaka Hemmi violin, Takayo Matsumura harpperformance details.

Programme note

Standing Stone Circle was composed and developed during a joint residency with X(iksa) - Yasutaka Hemmi (violin) and Takayo Matsumura (harp) - at the Nirox Foundation, Sterkfontein, South Africa during January and February 2012. The work takes its title from Richard Long’s site-specific artwork Standing Stone Circle (2011) at the Nirox Foundation. I revised the work at the Visby International Composers Centre, Gotland during June 2013. The first performance was given by X[iksa] on 15 November 2013 in Dojin Christian Church, Tokyo.