In pictures: Compton Verney event - 'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water'

An extraordinary new event came to the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park last weekend.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 9:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 9:14 am
'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 involving music, dance and huge orbs on water. (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)
'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 involving music, dance and huge orbs on water. (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)

David Beaumont, a Kineton resident, who attended the event with his wife, Elizabeth, shared a few of his photos of the event.

The event held on Sunday August 23 called 'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' featured dancers and musicians performing in transparent orbs which move around the audience.

David said: "I've never seen anything like it. I thought it was very good."

Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 involving music, dance and huge orbs on water. (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)

Musicians performed a 45-minute set include Michael Ormiston, one of Europe’s leading exponents of Mongolian overtone – or throat - singing. Michael also played Tibetan singing bowls, a Mongolian horsehead fiddle and a wide range of other instruments from the Far East.

Joining him in the show was Steve Wishart, a composer who specialises in creating performances on the hurdy gurdy.

The concluding part of the staged show was a performance by the duo of Sylvia Hallett and Mike Adcock. They performed on violin, accordion and percussion plus more uncommon instruments, including a slate xylophone and amplified bicycle wheel.

The musical performance were accompanied by dancers who appeared within a number of giant spheres and domes.

Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 involving music, dance and huge orbs on water. (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)

The largest sphere, the size of a four-storey building, spun around with a dancer inside while rolling across Compton Verney’s lake.

A dancer at the 'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' event on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)
Musicians at the 'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)
Musicians at the 'Music of the Spheres – Story of Water' on the grounds of Compton Verney held on Sunday August 23 (photo by Kineton resident David Beaumont)