Luminescence Chamber Singers | Of the Body
2 April 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST$10 – $55
From Andreas Vesalius’ groundbreaking De Fabrica Humani Corporis’ to the drawings of Da Vinci and Dürer, the 16th century heralded a new fascination with the human figure. Human dissection transformed our understanding of anatomy and the body became the subject of scientific and artistic fixation.
In Of The Body, composer Dan Walker draws on Renaissance art, music and science to explore our corporal form in a contemporary context.
In the spirit of Buxtehude’s masterpiece, ‘Membra Jesu Nostri’, Of the Body comprises six movements, each devoted to an anatomical part: the eyes, the hands, the mouth, the feet, the blood, and finally, the heart. A musical dissection of sorts, Of the Body traverses sex, sensuality, the senses and more, exploring what it means to be embodied in a digital age, our relationship to our corporeal form; our flesh and blood.
Luminescence Chamber Singers
AJ America, mezzo soprano
Dan Walker, tenor/composer
Veronica Milroy, soprano
Rachel Mink, soprano
Alasdair Stretch, bass
Lucien Fischer, baritone
Roland Peelman AM, conductor
Concert Series – 30 March – 5 April
Thursday 30 March | CANBERRA, 7.30pm, Drill Hall Gallery
Friday 31 March | CANBERRA, 7.30pm, All Saint’s Anglican Church
Sunday 2 April | WOLLONGONG, 2pm Wollongong Art Gallery
Wednesday 5 April | SYDNEY, 7.30pm, The Utzon Room