Kevin Malone‘s composition “The Last Memory” will be performed to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing at the Party’s public launch at Manchester School of Art on 21 July. The event is generating an inquiry report on how the arts can influence senior government policy makers when drafting legislation regarding about issues of physical and mental health. This is one of the key works on MSV 25138 ‘Mind Music’ proceeds from which are donated to Parkinson’s UK, a major charity in this field.
The performance will be given by Lynsey Marsh, former principal clarinetist with the Hallé Orchestra. Both Lynsey and Kevin lost their fathers to Alzheimer’s, and the work has been recorded by Lynsey, released in February 2017 on Divine Art CD “Mind Music” which is focused on music influenced by neurological disorders.
Malone’s piece is the sole work being performed at the launch. It features a solo clarinetist on stage with a digital delay device which creates 12 identical receding echoes into the performance space, thus providing 13 live musical lines trapped in repeating loops of disorientation, an experience Malone witnessed as his father’s Alzheimer’s condition increased.
The performance is also being broadcast by Vintage FM radio.