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Pale Blue Dot


Pale Blue Dot is a piece of music written for string quartet, tenor saxophone and percussion inspired by the iconic photograph taken by Voyager 1 in 1990 in which Earth is seen from a distance of 6 billion kilometers and appears less than one pixel in size. In four movements, the piece seeks to provide the listener with the perspective and serenity that might be possible from the outer reaches of our solar system.


'Simultaneously rich and fragile, beautiful original music...' ~ Jazz at the Lescar

'Drummer Johnny Hunter astonished us with his original music for sax, string quartet and drums. Ambitious, perfectly balanced and full of stillness, a reflective and beautiful antidote to the world outside.' ~ Northern Jazz Live


Listen to the sound of Pale Blue Dot here.


Visit Johnny Hunter's website here.



Gemma Bass ~ violin

Aby Vulliamy ~ viola

Mick Bardon ~ cello 

Seth Bennett ~ double bass

Mark Hanslip ~ tenor saxophone

Johnny Hunter ~ druma and percussion


Friday 19th July 2019

Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW

£12 cash on the door, or £10 (plus £1 booking fee) online from

Doors and bar 7.30pm, music 8pm.