Bach and the Art of Beekeeping

On first hearing Arvo Pärt and J.S.Bach appear to write very different music: one distilled to the point of crystalization, the other fizzing with richly-hued life.  But both have the same notion of order in the universe, of a harmony greater than the musical expressions they give to it.  In this patchwork narrative singer Kathryn Knight uncovers the common denominators and extramusical connections between these two iconic figures – from the art of fugue via quantum mechanics and the honeycomb to the technique of tintinnabulation.  With Alan Walker, John Crook, Guy Denning, and Konrad Volker.  Written and produced by Antony Pitts.


A Golden Radio production