Saturday 17 June
St Peter & St John Church
Free & Ticketed
Stevie Wishart is a living composer with her roots in improvisation and early music, currently working extensively with music connected to ecology – something she calls Ecotones, a concept she discovered from natural science which she has put to musical uses.
Occasionally she also gives concerts on the violin, and on the less known hurdy-gurdy, a keyboard instrument going back to medieval times, its strings ‘bowed’ by the rim of a wheel that create a unique ‘old-and-new’ sound, which resonates in Stevie’s music.
Wishart has performed and had her compositions played at major venues from the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre, to the Sydney Opera House, and to St Peter’s Basilica Rome, and performed by ensembles ranging from The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to the Hermes Experiment and most recently by Ensemble Variances who performed ‘Gardez la Distance’, an ambitious and challenging musical reflection on how a blackbird learns to sing.
Stevie performs as part of Moonlit Soundscapes, an intimate, eclectic late-night concert of dreamy music.