Monday 30 May 2022

Roland Barthes, Monteverdi and a new score by Pippa Murphy: the Dunedin Consort's first cross-arts project, A Lover's Discourse

A Lover's Discourse - The Dunedin Consort (Photo Arms & Legs)
A Lover's Discourse - The Dunedin Consort (Photo Arms & Legs)

Like many ensembles, the Dunedin Consort released several filmed, on-line events during the last two years when public concerts were more problematic. Now, for their latest project the ensemble is looking to fully integrate film within the performance itself. A Lover's Discourse, the Dunedin Consort's first cross-artform collaboration, pairs modern translations of Roland Barthes' A Lover’s Discourse with madrigals by Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Marenzio, a new score by composer & sound designer Pippa Murphy and a specially commissioned film shot in locations across Edinburgh by the Leith based production studio Arms & Legs.

Directed by tenor Nicholas Mulroy, the Dunedin Consort will present A Lover's Discourse in live performances at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh (31 May 2022) and Platform, Glasgow (1 June), and a free to view screening online.

Full details from the Dunedin Consort website.

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