Art & Music in the Park

On Saturday 25th of August, nearly one hundred people enjoyed an afternoon of art and music at Kearsney Abbey in Dover. As part of his 'Art in the Park: Kearsney interpreted' artist residency, CSA lecturer Gabor Stark had placed his site-specific sculpture MEANDER (Spiegel im Spiegel im Spiegel) in one of the open sections of the culvert that meanders through the park. On the occasion of the event, the Leon String Quartet performed around the installation.
The four movements of Philip Glass’s second string quartet 'Company' were followed by the performance of an Indian raga and the world premiere of Matthew Brown’s 'Meanderings', a composition inspired by Gabor’s installation and written exclusively for the event. For the fourth and final piece of the concert, Kammy Pike and Karen Jolliffe (violins), Julie Peat (cello) and Matthew Brown (viola) positioned themselves in front of the four mirrors of the MEANDER installation to perform Eric Whitacre’s 'Lux Aurumque'. The title translates as ‘light and gold’ and is a fitting description of the very special and quite magical atmosphere of the event.

Art & Music in the Park
Saturday 25 August 2018
Kearney Abbey, Dover

MEANDER (Spiegel im Spiegel im Spiegel)
Site-specific installation by Gabor Stark, 2018
Painted timber and mirrored Perspex, 88 x 44 x 396 cm

String Quartet No. 2, Philip Glass (1983)
Sri Ramachandra Kripalu, Indian devotional song (16th Century)
Meanderings, Matthew Brown (2018)
Lux Aurumque, Eric Whitacre (2000)

Karen Jolliffe - Violin
Kammy Pike - Violin
Matthew Brown - Viola
Julie Peat – Cello