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. The Times
This project came about through a wish from conductor Robert Hollingworth to make Renaissance polyphony more accessible: to conceive a way for the audience to be much more aware of the individual lines that make up the polyphony so that they can sense the whole structure, and also for them to be much more aware of the meaning of the text. In collaboration with Henk Schut this idea developed through many further layers before the show premiered in 2009.
Featured music by Josquin, Gombert, Manchicourt, Byrd,
Tallis, Rore, Palestrina, Gesualdo and Monteverdi.
Singers from the I Fagiolini ensemble
Direction & installation design – Henk Schut
Sound & software design – Steve Mensink
Created in collaboration with I Fagiolini.
YouTube trailer: Tallis in Wonderland