We just finished the first
series of events which are establishing LAND ART (papa westray)
as a new international art formation. It was more like a house warming
party which included our, IVANOV + CHAN, Open Studio 2007, Bach
Marathon by virtuoso cellist Alfia Nakipbekova in wonderful setting
of St. Boniface Kirk and performance of Cellorhythmics which was
accompanied by Chiara Ambrosio’s short films and extended
into the late-night traditional music jam.
like to say thank you to all people of Papa Westray for the great
help and support.
first art commission by LAND ART (papa westray) is a composition
based on traditional Orkney music written by James Hesford this
time wasn’t performed but in the process of recording and
will be presented later this year
we are developing a programme for 2008 which will include artist’s
residencies, commissions, exhibitions and other projects.
AND ART FEST ON PAPA WESTRAY
– composer/jazz musician James Hesford and a Kazakh born virtuoso
cellist Alfia Nakipbekova came to Papa Westray on the 10th August
to play two concerts.
former student of Rostropovich, performed all 6 J.S.Bach Suites
at the St Boniface Kirk as a part of her Bach Marathon series which
she has played in Melbourne, Italy, Belgium, London, Oxford, and
Aldeburgh with great critical acclaim.
beautifully restored Kirk provided an unusual intimate setting for
Alfia’s sold out solo cello performance which was attended by
local people and visitors who had made the journey from neighbouring
Hesford and Alfia Nakipbekova, founder members of the cutting edge,
London based cello ensemble Cellorhythmics, played a concert in
the studio of artists Ivanov and Tsz Man Chan. They performed original
music by James, influenced by Jazz, Blues and World Music.
Films by Chiara
concert was followed by a traditional music session led by accordionist
Margaret Rendall who was joined by James and island musicians
Man's 3D drawing and fragment of Ivanov's red painting
Acoustic Project -
music by James Hesford and short films by Chiara
Wednesday 15 August 2007, 8pm - IVANOV+CHAN Studio.
Friday 17 August 2007, 8pm - King Street Halls. Kirkwall
Nakipbekova: Bach Marathon -
six J S Bach solo cello suites
Sunday 12 August 2007. 7.30pm at St. Boniface Kirk,
Friday 17 August 2007. 5.30pm at King Street Halls, Kirkwall
+ CHAN Open Studio 2007 -
Paintings, Drawings and Objects by Papa Westray based
artists Ivanov and Tsz Man Chan
Private view: Wednesday 15 August 2007. 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2007. 2pm -
IVANOV + CHAN Studio, Tredwall, Papa Westray, Orkney