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
Also in following towns
(promoters not yet announced - details to follow)
02.08.19 Kendal, Lake District
19.09.19 Florence, Italy
04.10.19 Antwerp, Belgium
Watch short introduction to the project:
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