Today we are delighted to bring the fantastically colourful music of Evis Sammoutis to Wiltons for the first time. We have been working very closely with this wonderfully imaginative Cypriot composer f or the past few years. This has lead to films of his music, performances of his sextet, duos, and solo violin pieces. In the Summer Aaron Shorr and I collaborated with Evis to put on the first Pharos Arts Trust festival of Contemporary music in Cyprus. Working with Roger Heaton, Nancy Ruffer and Bridget MacRae, we presented 35 works in 5 days, inspired by Evis’s particular musical vision.
Today we are playing Dimorphism, which explores the aureoles of harmonics that surround every note on one and two violins-literally ‘seeing eternity in a grain of sand’.