For the first time on the Living Symphonies tour, we were thrilled to be able to offer Fineshade visitors the opportunity to visit the piece as twilight fell. A forest ecosystem changes dramatically as the cover of darkness begins to creep in; as songbirds return to their nests, furtive creatures such as woodmice, rabbits and deer begin to emerge into the open. The composition gradually alters to reflect these changes, altering its patterns to introduce the noctural animals.
The descending gloom simultaneously makes for a focused listening environment, fostering a renewed sense of immersion in the space.
The dusk walk coincided with the summer solstice, marking the longest day of the year. Even at 10pm, the last vestiges of light remained as we collectively left the forest for the night.