It’s not out to shock, but to open the ear to every wonder-filled strand of Renaissance polyphony by means of a highly physical “aural fantasy” created by six singers and Henk Schut’s installation team Artery, from Amsterdam. The project is not half as coy as its title, and it works.
It works because it listens intensively to the music itself. Not one aural effect, not one staged movement distracts — and that is something of a small miracle. Schut exploits the ears’ unique ability to assimilate many layers of sound simultaneously and, in doing so, creates space for the individual imagination. Hillary Finch