Premiere: The Divine Paradox (of Human Beings in Paradise) by Andy Sheppard

Saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard unveils his latest work, reflecting on the human condition and the potentially devastating impact of humanity on the planet. It will be performed at St George’s Bristol tomorrow 13th October as part of the Bristol Green Capital 2015 programme in partnership with Gathering Voices and Gurt Lush.

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“Andy Sheppard is one of the world’s most respected jazz musicians, recording for the prestigious ECM label and appearing at festivals and concert halls around the globe. So it’s our good fortune that not only does he live in Bristol but he’s also always willing to contribute to the city’s musical life. In the past he’s devised and presented spectacular pieces, like his 200 Saxes invasion of the suspension bridge for the Brunel 200 festivities, and now, as his contribution to the European Green Capital celebrations and the annual Gathering Voices festival, he’s put together The Divine Paradox (of Human Beings in Paradise) – a special choral piece for 180 voices and jazz trio. It’s an ambitious project addressing humanity’s relationship with the planet that makes its debut at St George’s Hall on Tuesday 13.” continue reading

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