Just watched on iplayer...first time I have seen or heard it.
First impressions were that it is an exciting, original, and very classy piece of work. I was hooked. Didn't strike me as being at all pretentious, and had lots to say.
Look forward to hearing it again sometime....and maybe seeing it live.
Surely just the sort of things that the proms are good at....although its clearly not a work for everybody.
Has made my day after a long Friday at work.
Red is the colour of the new republic
Blue is the colour of the sea
White is the colour of my innocence
Not surrender to your mercy.
Paul Simmonds/ TMTCH.