Nothing can be louder and more viscerally shocking

When the Earthquake Mass by the Renaissance composer Antoine Brumel was first performed in the early 16th Century it was the most complex and explosive piece of music to date. Now, six centuries later, the Aldeburgh Festival is hoping to recreate the sense of shock and awe it inspired - a challenge because the only surviving copy of the score has rotted away, and during tomorrow's performance a conceptual noise artist will recreate the sounds and senses of a real earth tremor. Emma Jane Kirby reports.

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PresenterEdward Stourton
Editor-of-the-DayAmanda Lewis

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