the secret world of plants
Forces: Piano Quintet
Commissioner: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
World Premiere: 1 May - 19 September 2021 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Collaborators: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (partner) Alex Metcalf (partner) Olga Stezhko (musician Quartet) Ligeti (musician) Apple & Biscuit Recordings (recording) Arthur Keegan (production)
About the work
Think trees don't make a sound? Think again.
Stand beneath one of the suspended sound domes along our Syon Vista and listen to the inner workings as water moves up through the trees.
Four majestic oaks will have sound domes suspended in their branches offering a variety of tree noises and specially commissioned classical music composed by Carol J Jones, and performed by Olga Stezhko and the Ligeti Quartet giving visitors a unique insight into the movements of a tree throughout the day.
Featured in The Telegraph's "48 Best UK Gardening Events to Book for Summer 2021"
"the highlight of the festival " - Neha Gohill, My London