Fast Colours

New music exploring themes of colour and light

Dark Inventions presents a colourful and varied programme of works spanning a range of styles in contemporary British music.

The mysterious soundworld of Philip Cashian's Dark Inventions – the work from which the group takes its name – is offset by the vivid intensity of Anthony Powers’ Fast Colours and works by Charlotte Bray and Judith Weir.

A new work from York-based David Lancaster forms another pillar of the programme alongside Roger Marsh’s Ferry Music and a piece from Ji Sun Yang, whose music has recently been featured on a new NMC release.

Project repertoire

  • Fast Colours Anthony Powers
  • Knocking on Newton’s Skull Neil Thomas Smith
  • Midnight Interludes Charlotte Bray
  • Dark Inventions Philip Cashian
  • Ferry Music Roger Marsh
  • Strike David Lancaster
  • Sundew Judith Weir
  • New Work (Late Music commission) Ji Sun Yang