Agosau is the title of the Beddgelert meteorite composition. The photo is of the recording. Agosau (getting closer) This is the finished piece of music.This music was commissioned by the Arts council of Wales and the National Museum of Wales. It was composed by myself and pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle. Performers include the music students from Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle and a string quartet from the National Orchestra of Wales.
Agosau (Getting closer) is the title because we felt that the Beddgelert meteorite somehow brings us all closer to the answers to life’s big questions.
The music has six movements. These reflect the different journeys of the meteorite. They are not necessarily in linear order.
First movement- is inspired by the fact that the meteorite began its journey in the very beginning. Four thousand five hundred million years ago in the emptiness of space the Beddgelert meteorite was formed. The same time as the beginning of our planet.
Second movement- reflects the hustle and bustle that would have occurred as guests were woken at the Prince Llewellyn hotel.
Third movement- imagines a Welsh welcome of reverence for the gift from outer space.
Fourth movement-returns to space, the science, and ends with a reading out of the eye witness account from the man who was walking in the park at the time of the crash.
Fifth movement-merges science with the idea that the meteorite is a gift from the heavens.
Sixth movement-is a celebration of the fact that the meteorite represents the marvellous mystery of life and its journey.
Some of the music was improvised in honour of the spontaneity and unpredictability of life.