The world premiere performance of Marc Yeats’ two string quartets, observation 1 & 2, composed as part of his response to being Composer-in- Residence to SPUD’s The Observatory residencies at Winchester Science Park and the South Downs National Park along with the Salt Marshes, Lymington. The one-hour event includes an introduction to the residencies by Marc followed by the premieres of the quartets.
The quartets will be performed by ‘zero theorem’ who are: Eugene Lee [violin], Minsi Yang [violin], Stephen Upshaw [viola] and Patric Tapio Johnson [violoncello].
7 - 8pm on 12th April 2016 at St Thomas Church, Lymington
The Observatory is a unique and exciting sculptural and architectural structure and a work space for artists, which is directly accessible by the public. It offers artists the opportunity to engage closely with a specific place, providing space and shelter for investigation and to share with an audience. It is an inter-disciplinary project involving artists, architects and other professionals and students, providing creative learning opportunities throughout all phases for students and the general public.
The first residency for The Observatory was Morn Hill in Winchester in January 2015 but it relocated to its current site at Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve in July where it will remain in use by local artists until mid April 2016. The structure will then travel to Mottisfont Abbey where it will continue to inspire artists and the public for another 6 months.
The Observatory was designed by architecture graduates Charlotte Knight, Mina Gospavic, Ross Galtress & Lauren Shevills and Devon based artist Edward Crumpton.