IMAGES REFLECTED IN MUSIC
CD RELEASED 26.04.19 / TOURING 2019 - 2020 - 2021
Photo credit Matthew Brodie
SHAPING THE INVISIBLE
I Fagiolini with Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp
Images reflected in music
Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, pioneer of flight, anatomist, scientist - yet according to Vasari, Leonardo’s first job outside Florence was as a musician.
“Music cannot be regarded other than as the sister of painting", said Leonardo, so for the 500th anniversary of his death in 2019, I Fagiolini and Martin Kemp offer reflections of his images in vocal music: aural fantasia dei vinci - art through the prism of music, in works by Tallis, Victoria, Monteverdi, Bach, Howells and Daniel-Lesur.
The title track ‘Shaping the invisible’ (Leonardo’s phrase) is a new commission by Adrian Williams and poet Gillian Clarke for eight voices, celebrating Leonardo’s scientific investigation and obsession with flight.
Concerts and other events
Professor Martin Kemp previews a selection of tracks from 'Leonardo - Shaping the invisible' as part of the launch of the National Gallery Da Vinci celebrations.
Oxford Literary Festival
Robert Hollingworth & Martin Kemp in conversation
National Geographic Science Festival
Purbeck Arts Week
West Sussex, UK
Chiltern Arts Festival
Cambridge Music Festival
Trinity College Chapel, UK
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York, UK
Also in the following places
(promoters not yet announced - details to follow)
02.08.19 Kendal, Lake District
19.09.19 Florence, Italy
05.10.19 Antwerp, Belgium
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