BCMG explores the interconnections between nature and humankind in an enchanting musical programme which includes the world premiere of Christian Mason’s new Sound Investment commission The Singing Tree, with text by Paul Griffiths, and the extraordinary Concertini for ensemble by Helmut Lachenmann.
Christian Mason says: “Setting a specially written many-layered text by Paul Griffiths, this new piece for BCMG will explore musical metaphors for arborescence, organic growth, transformation, reaching for light… as a way of contemplating both the relation between humans and nature, and nature (including humans) and the divine.”
The T R E E project is proudly in collaboration with Birmingham Trees For Life.
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Paul Griffiths tells us of the journey, inspiration, and growth that led to creating his text piece for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's upcoming T R E E Project with Christian Mason.
Justine Marklew from Birmingham Trees for Life describes the astonishing power and importance of trees, as we prepare to partner with BTfL around our upcoming T R E E concert.
In advance of the world premeire of Christian Mason's The Singing Tree for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the composer curated a playlist of music related to the commission.
As we prepare for our concert T R E E, we have partnered with the city's dedicated tree planting charity to raise awareness of the importance of trees in the urban environment and our culture - read the press release.
'The Singing Tree' with text by Paul Griffiths