Live Sessions from the Exbury Egg (02)

This live session with Yip and Joseph was filmed and recorded in the Exbury Egg on December 7th in collaboration with Artstrain, the amazing organisation dedicated to making music happen for young people.  This piece was inspired by ‘The Concert in the Egg’ a painting by an early follower of the artist Hieronymus Bosch from 1561. The musical notation within the piece was taken by the young musicians who played a contemporary version for our own Concert in the Exbury Egg.

The music within the painting was called ‘Toutes Les Nuits tu Presente’ from 1549 by Thomas Crecquillon, a composer from the Netherlands. Joseph explained that it was originally scored for four part voice and that though music was written differently in the 16th Century, he devised a modern score. Joseph and Yip kept the melody, and re imagined the piece for the 21st Century. #climatechange and #youthactivism #Thamesmead #BowArts #musicandhistory”

The essence of the moment was captured by musician and videographer Jack Pierce of Spectash (

‘Concert in the Egg’ Follower of Hieronymus Bosch c1561 © Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille