On what weft are woven the waters

A monumental new work from composer/performer Rolf Hind in a realisation by Frederic Wake-Walker and commissioned by hcmf//

The vast, poetic, hallucinatory Vedas – the writings of early Hindu civilisation – were, and are, kept alive by human memories and repetition, where no earthly traces survive of the culture they sprang from. On what weft are woven the waters is a piece about memory, ritual, sacrifice, and the constant remaking of the oldest things through the magical symbolism of sound.

  • Rolf Hind composer/piano
  • Frederic Wake-Walker direction
  • Loré Lixenberg voice
  • Richard Uttley piano
  • George Barton percussion
  • Sam Wilson percussion
  • Elsa Bradley percussion
  • Anne Denholm harp
  • Lucy Wakeford harp
  • David Alberman violin/viola
  • Zoe Martlew cello
  • Rob Campion gamelan
  • Isabelle Carré gamelan
  • Nick Cowling gamelan
  • Sophie Ransby gamelan
  • Scott Lygate clarinet

World Premiere

19 November 2017

Bates Mill, hcmf//


Commissioned by hcmf//
Produced by hcmf//
Co-produced by Mahogany Opera Group


Commissioned by hcmf// with funds from the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust
Benefactors Roz Brown and Colin Rose

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