Commissioned by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra in memory of David Graves and with assistance from the Making Music/Arts Council England Special Activities Fund.

Included as part of the ballet "Chroma"

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  • 5 min
    • 29th March 2025, County Hall, Matlock, Arundel, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Programme Note

Hydrofoils are nothing compared to hovercrafts. They might be cheaper and more reliable but where’s the romance in a  hydrofoil? I well remember my family’s annual pilgrimage to Pegwell Bay in the 1970s to watch the hovercrafts come in from France; terrifying machines pounding across the ocean then remorselessly surging up the beach spouting great fountains of surf and with the noise of a thousand Lancaster bombers. Where did they all go?

Programme note by Joby Talbot




  • The Orchestral Music of Joby Talbot
    • The Orchestral Music of Joby Talbot
    • For the musical mind of Joby Talbot, the orchestra provides the perfect canvas. His orchestral catalogue includes pieces that began life on stage in ballet as well as commissions from notable soloists, performing groups and festivals all around the world.