We are excited to announce that NYO Musicians will be premiering - Linger in Light - a new piece by NYO Principal Composer, Lauren Marshall, in the Morgan Stanley Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, designed by Chris Beardshaw.
This May, NYO Musicians and NYO Principal Composer Lauren Marshall have been invited by designer Chris Beardshaw to explore how the emotional responses created by his garden can be expressed in music, in the Morgan Stanley Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. As with previous Show Gardens, this garden reflects Morgan Stanley’s commitment to children’s health and education, and so working with the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers was an obvious choice for this project.
Ahead of launch next week, we caught up with Lauren to ask her about how everything is going, how she feels about making her Chelsea Flower Show debut and working with renowned plantsman, designer and broadcaster Chris Beardshaw.
'The chance to work on a piece of music for Morgan Stanley's Chelsea Flower Show Garden with garden designer, Chris Beardshaw, has been amazing. Nature has always been hugely influential in my work but this opportunity has taken my interest to the next level. It's been great to explore how gardens and music, these two contrasting art forms, can actually feed off of each other in a spatial context.'
'As a young composer, it can be quite hard to find a platform to showcase new music. Chelsea Flower Show is certainly not an event that I would have ever associated with my work, but what an incredible opportunity! It's so important to me that different people get to experience my music, so this is just fantastic.'
Download the audio of Lauren's piece ‘Linger in Light’ here: https://www.morganstanley.com/articles/morgan-stanley-chelsea-flower-show-music-NYO
To read more about Lauren's story, visit: www.morganstanley.com/articles/composer-chelsea-flower-show-morgan-stanley
To find out more about the Morgan Stanley Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show please visit www.morganstanley.com/chelseaflowershow.