Genevieve Murphy

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Calm In An Agitated World


“…A sonic manifestation of fear, drawing on associations with arachnophobia and fear of the ‘other’”,  Myles Oakey, Cutcommon

Written specifically for The Old Fruitmarket, Genevieve Murphy’s new work is inspired by how fear can materialise through not understanding someone or something. Fellow Scot and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award-Winner Brighde Chaimbeul features in this World Premiere on pipes and is joined by brass, woodwind and percussion from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Premiered on 4th May 2019 at Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, during Tectonics Festival.

Commissioned by the BBC, performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Brighde Chaimbeul and Genevieve Murphy.


Photograph by Andy Moor


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Interview with Genevieve about the process of composing ‘Calm In An Agitated World’:

Genevieve Murphy @ Tectonics Glasgow

Genevieve Murphy on her BBC commission 'Calm In An Agitated World' which was premiered as this year's festival.

Geplaatst door Tectonics Glasgow op Woensdag 15 mei 2019