Trying to touch the outer reaches of space through musicOlivier Messiaen’s piece From The Canyons To The Stars is a composition full of wonder. Its essence tries to depict the vastness of space through expansive sounds. Messiaen’s trademark influence of Asian rhythms can be heard, alongside vivid colours and images that connect with nature. This is a stark and bold piece of music, experimenting with largeness confined to and earthly concert hall.
Seating allocated on arrival. Please note, there will be no interval during this performance. Free pre-concert event discussing the musical language of Olivier Messiaen 6.00pm-6.45pm, in the Royal Festival Hall.