Great Masson Cave is situated in the picturesque Derbyshire town of Matlock Bath.
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Éliane Radigue, Lee Gamble, London Contemporary Orchestra
On 17th September, Shiva Feshareki invites you to Great Masson Cave in Derbyshire to experience the world premiere of OCCAM River XV by Éliane Radigue.
The journey will take you to the upper peak of a cliff via cable car, then descend deep into a cave in which Radigue’s latest composition for violin (Angharad Davies) and double bass (Dominic Lash) will resonate freely.
Electronic producer, Lee Gamble, has further explored the unique environment by collaborating with soloists from the London Contemporary Orchestra. To honour Éliane Radigue's shift from electronic composition to exclusively acoustic, we are proud to present Lee Gamble's first ever acoustic compositions titled 'Karstics'.
The concert will also feature performances of Radigue's Occam XXI and Occam XVII.
This is a day-long excursion, with coach travel from London or Manchester included in the ticket price (please see below for performance times). It sets out to explore the dimensions of space and depth intrinsic to both Radigue and Gamble's work by experiencing it within a natural environment with powerful acoustic qualities. Following the performance, there will be an opportunity for guests to reflect on their experiences over drinks while overlooking the breathtaking Peak District hills.
The cave is located in the old spa town of Matlock Bath, home to many pubs, cafés, game arcades and gift stores, making it the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon after the performance before taking the coach home. It is also possible to buy a non-coach ticket for guests wishing to make their own way to the cave. There is a train station 5 minutes walk from the cave entrance.
The full day’s itinerary will be shared with guests closer to the event, including information on how to access the cave and where to park etc.
There will be a 4pm performance for guests travelling by coach from London.
There will also be 6pm performance for guests travelling by coach from Manchester.
People not travelling by coach can buy tickets for either performance.
Coaches from London depart from Finsbury Park station from 11.15am and return around 10pm.
Coaches from Manchester depart from Piccadilly Coach Station from 2.30pm and return around 10pm.
We’d like to thank BBC Radio 3 who will kindly archive the performances on 'Hear & Now'. We'd also like to thank Samye Asher for contributing imagery and to the Arts Council England for funding this project.
Due to the conditions of the cave, we are sorry that the event is not suitable for people with difficulty walking or a fear of travelling via cable car.
In the very unlikely event that extreme weather prohibits use of the cable cars, the event will be cancelled and a refund will be issued.
If you have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to send us a message at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you there!
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