The four elements inspire and intrigue us. Earth, air, fire and water – they are all around us, permanently present and tangible, but also full of mysteries and secrets.
The musicians perform the music connected to the earthly. Philip Glass translates the fire in The Light, Geoffrey Gordon puts the wind as the breath of God in his brand new harp concerto, and Claude Debussy brings La Mer to life in all its forms.
In many religions, such as Tibetan, there is a fifth element that brings everything together: the inspiration for Camille Pépin's Vajrayāna.