Stevens & Pound - The Silent Planet
Award-winning BBC Radio 3 Presenter, Manchester-based percussionist Delia Stevens and three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee, Will Pound, one of the finest harmonica and melodeon players of his generation, present an unprecedented collaboration with the youth-led global climate non-profit organisation, Force of Nature.
Alongside members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Northern College of Music, they première their new double percussion and harmonica/melodeon concerto, Silent Planet Suite.
To mark Holst’s 150th anniversary in 2024, Stevens and Pound reimagine his iconic Planets suite – adding an additional movement which Holst chose to silence as ‘astrologically insignificant’ – Earth.
The piece platforms young climate activists from the international youth organisation Force of Nature giving key-note speeches accompanied by orchestral improvised soundscapes based on Holst’s planetary characters such as Bringer of War or Bringer of Peace.
The additional movement Earth – co-written with Force of Nature – stresses the urgency of listening to our planet and amplifying unheard voices in the conversation around the climate.
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