Byrd-Cage: The Shape of Sound

27 Jun - 28 Jun 2019

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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.


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 Gabrielli – Alla battaglia

Tickets £10
  • Leeds Art Gallery: Tiled Hall

Duration: 55 minutes

Project part of Yorkshire Sculpture International 



Byrd-Cage: The Shape of Sound
Byrd-Cage: The Shape of Sound

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