In 2014, as a part of the celebrations for the Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, the GlassDuo, alongside artists from Germany, Israel, Italy and Spain, created a kind of super-production inspired by the traditional Chinese fairy tale, The Lady in the Moon.
A glass harp, a four-metre-high puppet, dancers flying in balloons 25 metres above the ground and actors in fairy-tale costumes – this was the spectacle that met the thousands of people who gathered to experience a new interpretation of the well-known story!
The GlassDuo couldn't resist the temptation to create a project inspired by the music of Chopin. Four other instruments: flute, oboe, viola and cello joined in. Glass harp, in combination with strings and wind instruments, offered a highly original sound and a completely new interpretation of Chopin's music. And although in the Romantic era glass instruments were silenced by the domination of the piano, their sound uniquely emphasizes the nostalgic aura of Chopin’s compositions.
In addition, GlassDuo present works by Polish and overseas artists who have also found inspiration both in our great countryman and in the exceptional tonal possibilities of the glass harp.
The project has been recorded on the CD choPINcode.
Official site of CHOPIN2010.PL
- „Chopin Non Stop”, Wrocław, Poland 2006,
- Chamber Music Festival, Jarocin, Poland 2007
- Chopiniana, Warsaw, Poland 2008
- Chopin Open, Warsaw, Poland 2010
- Round About Chopin - Vienna, Austria 2010
- II Festival Polish Music in Żylina, Slovakia 2010
Instructions to Four Walls is a setting of words by W.S. Merwin to music from the London composer Tom Smail.
Arranged for four voices, glass harp and classical harp.
The premiere and recording took place in London in January 2013.