EQUINOX GARDENS

A composition series in connection with South Africa. Jill Richards, one of the most acclaimed contemporary pianists of South Africa interprets Christophe Fellay’s compositions while participating in the audio experience born of the dialogue between a piano and a drum kit. This research leads to a round trip between improvisation, contemporary music writing and sounds of today’s Africa, urban and rapidly changing, inspired by the theme of the equinoxes.

During the equinox, day and night divide exactly the two hemispheres and from the North Pole to the South Pole, all the points of a Meridian simultaneously receive the sunlight during the day.

The elements that form the day, night, time, duration, the passage of one luminosity to another, are being used as elements of the compositions.