The Hidden Routes Event

Hidden Routes was a cross-cultural initiative, which took place in 1998 across the whole region of Cornwall to celebrate the life and times of the C19 composer and virtuoso violinist, Joseph Antonio Emidy. It was an initiative that encompassed a diverse range of art-forms, from music to dance, literature and the visual arts with partners that included Hall for Cornwall, Truro Cathedral, Dance Agency for Cornwall, Phoenix Dance Co. and The Tate, St. Ives. Hidden Routes culminated in a concert at Truro Cathedral which was presented by Ben Luxon and featured an Opera and Gospel soloist, Truro Cathedral Choir led by Andrew Nethsingha, the chamber orchestra, Ensemble Esoterica, and included two world premieres by the contemporary composers, Paul Gladstone Reid and Tunde Jegede.

There was also a Hidden Routes educational programme of events, which included workshops given at six primary schools across Cornwall, workshop sessions with participants from Cornwall 'Young Musician of the Year' as well as a collaboration with members of Phoenix Dance Company, which involved students from St. Austell, Truro and Helston College. These students then gave their final performances at The Tate, St. Ives as well as at Truro Cathedral, having drawn direct influences from work held at the Tate including that of the celebrated artist, Barbara Hepworth.

Joseph Antonio Emidy Hidden Routes