Harmonices Mundi - 400 years of Johannes Kepler's Music of the Spheres
7. September 2019 | Klosterkirche Nikolausberg, Göttingen
We are a professional viola da gamba ensemble, historically informed and performing in the 21st century.
Our repertoire reaches from 16th century fantasies via Johann Sebastian Bach to Minimal Music from Steve Reich and Lee Santana, and compositions by John Cage.
Electronic processing, spatialisation, audio-visual installations, bicycle interaction.
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The movements of celestial bodies have long held a particular fascination to mankind. Astronomers and philosophers in the renaissance carefully studied the movements of celestial bodies; in their models the sun, the moon, and the five planets known at that time moved in a universal harmony, the Harmony of the Spheres. This fascination with mathematical and astronomical regularities and patterns inspired many composers, most notably during the 16th and the 20th centuries; a time when the aesthetics of numbers and proportions played a large role in the arts, from architecture to music.
In our performance we project musical concepts into the spatial dimension using a 15-channel loudspeaker reproduction and low-delay realtime signal processing. The musical concepts are supported by a light installation. The sound processing has been carefully tuned to the period instruments and aims to provide the audience with a concert experience of unprecedented intensity.
Júlia Vető, Giso Grimm
Tel.: +49 (0)441 950 3647