The eminent composer and Pataphysician Professor Andrew Hugill has started a new blog about musical composition. And he has decided that the inspiration for his next symphony – also the location it will first be performed – is to be our very own Kelston Roundhill!
The Kelston Roundhill project was always intended to have a cultural and educational dimension. But it’s hard to put into words how far this news takes that.
Prof Hugill is a serious esoteric contempory composer whose work is revered in places such as France and China. He combines musical creativity and expertise with expertise in computer science and literature in a multi-disciplinary package of professional creativity. But before anyone gets po-faced about this he is also a member of the Collège de Pataphysique – a wholly ridiculous anti-discipline of absurd hilarity that started in early c20th Paris. He holds the Ordre de la Grande Guidouille and the rank of Commandeur Requis.
So his Kelston Round Hill Symphony promises to be both serious and extraordinary. He plans it in four movements, representing the Roundhill first as a physical object, then its history, its spirit and finally the people and buildings.
Read all about it on his new blog here. Keep an eye on the Kelston Records web site for tickets in summer 2018.