No man's land : cello octet
by Kate Moore (2011)
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This work was commissioned as a site specific work inspired by the austere architecture of the Benedictine Monstery in Vaals, designed by Dom. Hans van der Laan. The octet performed in the centre of the monastery courtyard in a circle aligned with the cardinal points of a compass indicating the alignment of the building with its natural surroundings and the rising and setting of the sun, moon and stars.
Instrumentation: Cello octet.
Duration: 28 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Musica Sacra with the assistance of Fonds Podiumkunsten Netherlands
First performance: 17 Sep 11. Benedictine Monastery Vaals, Maastricht, Netherlands, Musica Sacra festival of sacred music
No man's land, by Kate Moore
Performed by The Amsterdam Cello Octet at The Bendictine Monastery in Vaals (Maastricht). The film was made by Shiri Limor at the premiere performance and it was recorded by Russell Postema for NL Radio 4.
Performances of this work
17 Sep 11: Benedictine Monastery Vaals, Maastricht, Netherlands, Musica Sacra festival of sacred music
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