Madrid-born Tomas Marco is a multi award-winning and prolific composer whose compact
Symphony No. 2 is a single 'Espacio cerrado' or 'Closed Space', expressed using a massive
orchestra. As the subtitle 'Gaia's Dance' suggests, the colourful and rhythmic Symphony No. 8
borrows elements of dances from different parts of the world. Marco's Symphony No. 9 draws
inspiration from the primeval sea spirit 'Thalassa', and combines studies in sonority with
medieval music sources to create a work which unfolds in a single, extended breath.