The Forty Part Motet- Janet Cardiff

2 Apr 2011 – 30 May 2011

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Brighton, United Kingdom


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Thomas Tallis's choral masterpiece Spem in Alium was written circa 1573 for forty parts ' eight choirs of five voices. Now, in this contemporary audio installation, Tallis's renaissance epic is reborn in an emotional experience of space and intimacy.

Forty separately recorded voices resound through forty speakers ' each placed torso-like in clusters of five singular voices aligned in an arc. As we move through the space we become
'intimately connected with the voices…' allowing us to fully engage with the 'sculptural construction' of Tallis's music.

Janet Cardiff is a Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist whose work combines sound, movement and the environment across a range of media including film, video and photography. She has participated in the Munster Skulptur Projekte (1997), exhibited in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh (1999), and represented Canada at the Venice Biennale (2001) with long-standing collaborator George Bures Miller.

2 April'6 May
Good Friday,
Royal Wedding Day
& Wednesday'Saturday, 12'5pm

Sunday, Easter Monday & May Bank Holiday, 2-5pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
7'29 May Open every day 12-7pm
30 May, Spring Bank Holiday 2-5pm

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