Exhibition15.04.202228.04.2022
PAST EXHIBITION

Lusitano Remixed

Exhibition15.04.202228.04.2022
PAST EXHIBITION

Lusitano Remixed

Vicente Lusitano (c.1520-1561) was likely the first published black composer; an African-Portuguese priest and music theorist, whose extraordinary and distinctive music was widely celebrated in his lifetime. Largely neglected until recently, Lusitano’s music is beginning to be performed again.

Presented as an installation in Ikon’s Events Room using technology that the composer could never have imagined, 500 years after his birth, Lusitano Remixed is an immersive, multi-speaker installation from Classical Remix, produced in collaboration with leading vocal ensemble The Marian Consort and award-winning composer Roderick Williams OBE.

Together they have created and recorded new music based on Lusitano’s masterpiece, Inviolata, for this installation, where each of the eight speakers plays one singer’s voice resulting in an extraordinary polyphonic choral performance.

Lusitano Remixed is made possible with generous support from The Marchus Trust and Arts Council England.

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Exhibition Details

Events Room, Second Floor

Suggested donation £5

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