Electroacoustic Miniatures (on Astrophysical Themes) – John McClachlan

And now for something completely different.

I was listening to the radio last night – specifically to Bernard Clarke’s Blue of the Night on RTÉ Lyric FM – as a result of which I heard a fascinating piece of music by a composer who is new to me, John McClachlan. The composition I heard was a miniature with an astrophysical theme called Sagittarius A* (the name of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy) . It turns out that this piece is the first of 12 such miniatures composed during the ‘cultural wave’ of the current Covid-19 lockdown. I gather one is going to played every evening on Blue of the Night for the next few weeks.

All these miniatures are on astrophysical themes, which gives me another excuse for posting them in a playlist here!

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