18-27 August 2012
11am to 4pm daily
The Holburne Museum is delighted to announce that local firm of solicitors, Mogers, is sponsoring our summer event, Colourscape.
The Colourscape Moonorooni is arriving on our front lawn to bathe all ages in a kaleidoscope of colour. Inflatable interconnected chambers flooded with intensely coloured light allow you to experience colours that you might not even be able to name. Colourscape is a delightful sensory experience that has been described as like flying in, or breathing in colour, or like being wrapped in a rainbow.
Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne said, ‘We are thrilled that the support of Mogers Solicitors has enabled us to bring the extraordinary Colourscape Music Festival to Bath this summer. We hope that this experience, which is fun for all ages, will be enjoyed by visitors from Bath and beyond.’
Steven Treharne, Managing Partner, said: “As a family firm, we are keen to be involved in activities which provide experiences for all generations and there’s no doubt that Colourscape Moonorooni will give an excellent day out and be a superb community event.
“We were also happy to support the Holburne Museum which is an integral part of the city’s landscape and a part of Bath life like ourselves.”
Presented by Eye Music Trust, Colourscape will feature a programme of contemporary music each weekend. During the weekdays visitors will be able to experience a free-flowing day of workshops and performances with resident composer/musician Michael Ormiston.
Sponsored by Mogers Solicitors
Supported by Arts Council England
Ticket £5 / £3 / Family Ticket £12
2012 COLOURSCAPE FESTIVAL DIARY
Sat Aug 18 – Kembang Kirang Gamelan – a full Balinese Gamelan will create a procession from Bath Minster through the city to the Holburne Museum where they will perform throughout the afternoon. Weather depending they will create some impromptu processions throughout Sydney Gardens at intervals throughout the afternoon. A programme of traditional Gamelan music with some contemporary written music and tape music created from Gamelan sounds.
Sun Aug 19 – Consortium 5 are a young recorder quintet that specialise in linking Renaissance music with contemporary sounds. Their Colourscape debut in Autumn 2011 was a great success where families and young children were enthralled to hear instruments that everyone recognises being played in new imaginative ways.
Mon Aug 20 to Friday Aug 24th – Colourscape Resident musicians Michael Ormiston, Ansuman Biswas and Simon Desorgher perform and invite the public to participate. A free-flowing week to appeal to all ages and abilities with music on panpipes, Asian percussion, Mongolian Overtone Singing, Tibetan Singing Bowls plus YOU! Throughout the day there will be regular talks given by the Colourscape artists starting approximately on every hour (depending on demand). These will be short talks on the nature of colour with some experiments that you can take on with you in your Colourscape visit.
Sat Aug 25 – HyperYak create an unusual mix of Far Eastern music together with the latest computer-music processing. Mongolian Overtone Singing, Chinese gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls and panpipes are processed by computers to create a new universe of sound.
Sun Aug 26 – Voice and Viol da Gamba – an intriguing mix of ancient and modern with 2 members of the contemporary vocal trio “Juice” (Sarah Dacey and Kerry Andrew) plus Viol da Gamba player Liam Byrne.
Mon Aug 27 – Dance and Music. Dancer, Tanya Richam-Odoi together with Colourscape regular percussionist Ansuman Biswas and saxophonist John Butcher perform throughout the afternoon. The music flows freely from Asian percussion through free-flowing saxophone to computer sounds – always with the infectious dancing from Tanya who will encourage you to move and take part!
For further media information and images please contact:
Katie Jenkins, the Holburne Museum
Tel 01225 388547 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Best/PR Consultant – Mogers Solicitors
01225 422051/07715 770242 / email@example.com
Notes to Editors
The Holburne Museum houses an important art collection formed by Sir William Holburne in the nineteenth-century, which includes paintings, silver, sculpture, furniture and porcelain of national and international significance. Artists in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay and Zoffany.
The Museum reopened in May 2011 after ambitious renovations and a new extension by Eric Parry Architects. The Holburne has fast gained a reputation as one of a number of outstanding regional museums in the UK.
Mogers Solicitors LLP: Mogers Solicitors LLP has been in Bath for 160 years and is proud of its heritage yet as any fast-growing business it is focused on the future with its clients at its heart. It offers a range of services all tailored to suit the requirements of an individual or a business. For more information visit www.mogers.co.uk
Published on: 09/07/2012