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Faculty of Music

John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World 
Benjamin Graves The Visions of Elizabeth Barton (CUMS Composer in Residence 2019/20) 
Kaija Saariaho Terrestre 
Grisey Périodes
Siri Livingston New Work 
Hugh Rowlands New Work 


University of Cambridge New Music Group 
Darren Bloom, conductor 


In one way or another all of the composers featured here are concerned with the world and their place in it. Therefore, a concert in the museum of Zoology – which starkly reminds us what tiny a percentage of Natural History Humans inhabit – is apt. John Luther Adams’ preoccupation with the wide-open vistas of his homeland of Alaska, Benjamin Graves’ interest in societal issues, and Kaija Saariaho and Grisey’s focus on the building blocks of sound itself come together to create a concert that scrutinises what it means to be a very small member of a very large world. 

TICKETS: £12; students: £3. Available from Cambridge Live Tickets. T: 01223 357851; E:; W:, or available on the door

Friday, 31 January, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:15
Contact name: 
Katharine Ambrose
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
01223 761321
Event location: 
Museum of Zoology, Downing Street