Haunting, spiritual, ecstatic: Jonathan Harvey’s music blurs the boundaries between east and west, body and soul. Its lucid, bell-like resonances and pioneering use of electronics will take you on a journey into new and transformative worlds.
Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco is an electro-acoustic masterpiece. Spinning sonorities ring out as it blends sound samples of a cathedral bell and the voice of a chorister.
The looped, harmonised trumpet parts in Other Presences weave sounds that echo the music of Tibetan Buddhist purification rituals.
Forms of emptiness sets the vivid flashes of joy in poetry by E.E Cummings against a Buddhist Sanskrit chant, creating moments that feel transient and scarcely real.
Experience Harvey’s compelling music among Britten’s virtuosic cantata AMDG and a new work by Wim Henderickx, whose music reflects his fascination for eastern sound-worlds and philosophies.
Part ofBBC Singers 2016-17 Season
- Singers at Six: Mahler and Brahms24 May 2019 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- BBC Singers perform the Gregorian Chant at Twilight for Sound Unbound18 May 2019 Charterhouse Chapel
- BBC Singers perform Songs for the Soul at Sound Unbound18 May 2019 St Bartholomew-the-Less
- Campden Music Festival13 May 2019 Campden Music Festival, St James Church