The Opera Group and Salisbury International Arts Festival commissioned David Bruce to create Fire, an outdoor spectacle of visual and musical fireworks and based on a collage of texts, including works from celebrated poet Vikram Seth and the 6th century Jewish poet Yannai. The celebratory piece is a spirited meditation on humankind’s enduring fascination with fire and performed by renowned pyrotechnic artists The World Famous, an ensemble of horns and a community chorus recruited through each of the three festivals to which it tours.
20 outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes, commissioned to feature centre stage of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. New Music 20x12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music, each of 12 minutes in length, celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Salisbury Community Choir
Jeremy Backhouse & Brian Moles conductors
New Music 20x12 Partners
Fire was recorded by the BBC on 26th May and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 16th June 2012.
Catalogue number: NMC DL201209
Release Date: 25 June 2012