FREE PIC:  Giant Violin Beach Sand Drawing East Neuk Fest 01

At the start of the school holidays when everyone is still getting along perhaps it’s time for a visit to the beach?

A 3-D anamorphic drawing of a giant violin took shape on Elie beach at low tide this morning to celebrate the annual East Neuk Festival.

It was created by the Sand in Your Eye team of Jamie Wardley and Claire Jamieson in honour of the beautiful 300-year-old Stradivarius violin loaned to the Festival this year, and to reflect the Festival programme of chamber music performed this coming week in churches and venues throughout the East Neuk.

This work of art is a limited edition in every sense of the word as it existed for only a few hours – until the tides rolled in and washed it away.

The first concert is tonight in Dunino Church; celebrated violinist Hugo Ticciati improvising on, and playing solo violin music by JS Bach.  The Festival programme unfolds across the week with music from Bartok and Beethoven to Mendelssohn and Mozart, through to a grand finale world premiere performance of a new work by American composer John Luther Adams on 5 July featuring 32 horn players – hence the larger than life horn player sculpted in sand on Crail High Street (which will have a slightly longer existence of almost two weeks).

Colin Hattersley Photography

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