Starting off this concert inspired by spirals and circles, Michael Norris’s virtuosic Violin Concerto ‘Sama’ takes the motion of dancers in Sufi ceremony as its point of departure. It is followed by ‘The Exotic Circle’ by John Rimmer. The eight musicians are deployed in a circle, passing the music around to each other as they navigate through a colourful voyage of new sounds for the recorder. John Psathas’s ‘Helix’ finishes off the programme, exploring aspects of mediterranean folk music, from the rhythms of ancient Greece to Roma fiddling.
Approximate running time: 54 minutes