Byrd-Cage: The Shape of Sound

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In this unique concert as part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International, Opera North’s acclaimed Chorus of 36 voices illuminates the architectural space of Leeds Art Gallery’s Tiled Hall.

This specially curated programme of music explores the ability of sound to transform and affect space. Bringing together the early polyphony of Byrd and Gabrieli with the minimalism of Arvo Pärt and John Cage, this is an immersion in the sculptural power and enduring mystery of the human voice.

Tickets £10

Duration: 55 minutes

Project part of Yorkshire Sculpture International 


William Byrd – Haec dies ? »

Arvo Pärt – Nunc dimittis ? »

David Lang – I want to live

Cornelius Cardew – Paragraph 7 from ‘The Great Learning’ ? »

Jacob Handl – Haec dies

John Cage – ear for EAR ? »

Andrea Gabrieli – Alla battaglia

Did you know that the text for John Cage’s ear for EAR  uses only the letters of the word ‘ear’, or that each performance of Paragraph 7 from The Great Learning is completely different?

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Byrd-Cage: The Shape of Sound

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