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Tenebrae et Lux with the St George's Cathedral Consort

posted 24 Feb 2013, 04:54 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 24 Feb 2013, 04:58 ]
8pm Sunday 10, Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February, Winthrop Hall, University of Western
Australia, Perth


An inspiration to generations of musicians and audiences, the Tenebrae Responsoria by Carlo Gesualdo are a monument to a Cappella singing, traditionally accompanied by the movement and extinguishing of candlelight.

In this extraordinary Perth Festival commission, esteemed visual artist Benjamin Bergery responds to and heightens the emotion of Gesualdo’s music with a new light-based installation, using technology by fellow artist Jim Campbell.

In the striking architecture of Winthrop Hall, Gesualdo’s evocative 400-year-old works are brought to life by the full strength of St George’s Cathedral Consort to create an immersive experience of unmatched power and beauty.

Please note latecomers will not be admitted. This performance contains strobe lighting effects.

Download the production program.

Artist Talk: Mon 11 Feb, post-show. Tue 12 Feb, pre-concert talk 7pm, Dolphin Theatre, UWA.

Presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Highly original and daring as always, yet with such subtlety that no one may doubt that he (Gesualdo) had one of the most inventive musical minds of his age. GRAMOPHONE