Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

The Bronze Garden 2015

No.1 in the Bronze Garden Series 

small ensemble 

Commissioned by the New Art Centre and the Barbara Hepworth Estate and first performed at the New Art Centre on the 23rd May 2015 by Constella OperaBallet, conducted by the composer.

Duration

11'

Scoring

alto flute | violin | viola | cello | harp

Preface

Nestled between the red and white roses is a sphere; three segments within reveal a pentagonal form within. Cut through it, is an almost perfect circle; a window to the garden behind.

Programme Note 

The Bronze Garden was inspired by a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden in St. Ives (Cornwall). The garden itself includes stunning flora, with striking roses, exotic palm trees and vibrant flowers. Amongst the dense foliage, are great shapes cast in bronze; the green gallery creating a welcome home for their forms and colours.

 

This piece uses the shapes, colours, textures and surroundings of Hepworth’s sphere to create the musical material, thereby transforming the sculpture from a material and visual artwork to a musical work.  

Availability 

This music is available to purchase for £30 excluding postage. Please get in touch. 

Perusal Score

Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score. 

Full recording by Constella OperaBallet

Performance History 

23rd May 2015 - Constella OperaBallet, New Art Centre 

9th April 2016 - Constella OperaBallet, Tate St. Ives