My take on the Renaissance tradition of ‘eye-music’ has led me to produce tactile scores where visual art structures my music. Consortium 5, Living Room in London, and Handel House have commissioned such works, and earlier this year my residency with the London Symphony Orchestra produced pieces based on the many carved, painted, and collected scenes in Khadambi Asalache’s house.
Eye-music was the theme for my final concert series at Handel House, featuring Oren Marshall, Jessica Hynes, Calum Gourlay, Sarah Angliss, and my sister Nina Horrocks-Hopayian.
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The highlight was arguably Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian’s How is a World like a Window? – an intriguing, vivacious stop-start piece. The audience were treated to an explanation of its experimental score, which had a square (like a window) cut out on each page, partially revealing notes below with each musician having a different version. The Upcoming, Spitalfields Festival