a music composition project

Upbeat (2002) was a performance concert composed by Gillian Webster as well as local young people who put together some original music pieces. The concert took place in Okehampton Community College in the Octagon Theatre. The concert consisted of two strands, the first was a longer piece of music composed by Gillian and describing a musical journey through time from the beginning of the universe and looking in particular at the formation of Dartmoor and its own journey. The next strand, composed by the young participants, looked at their own human experiences of living on Dartmoor and at its myths and legends, including the legend of Bowerman’s Nose.

Extract from Upbeat performance at South Dartmoor 2002