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Manchester Camerata Presents: Resonance on Thursday 10th June 2021
A note travels. You are aware of its speed, its depth and its texture. You are aware of where it has come from, and the space it has travelled in. The room large, cavernous, and although cold, somehow warm and familiar. A show in which we will be experimenting with the natural acoustics of The Monastery's epic Great Nave
Manchester Camerata is delighted to present Resonance in our new home The Monastery in Gorton.
In Resonance, we will be playing five pieces, chosen for how they will interact with the epic natural acoustics of The Great Nave of The Monastery.
Opening with Gesualdo’s hauntingly stunning and peaceful O crux benedicta (written in 1603), we will then time-travel into Steve Reich’s metronomic world of poly-rhythm with his 2015 piece Pulse.
Paying homage to The Monastery’s religious past, we will play a 20-minute rendition of Gavin Bryars’ bitter-sweet Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet - a piece that is centred around a loop of an unknown homeless man singing his prayers as he recalls a gospel hymn.
After we will play Ent’racte by contemporary composer Caroline Shaw, a piece whose title literally means ‘between the acts’ which nicely sums up our brief pandemic interval.
To finish, we play Oliver Leith’s Honey Siren, making full use of the dense reverberative nature of The Monastery’s beautiful Great Nave.
Come join us in our new home, as we play with size and scale of sound in the beautiful setting of The Monastery.
PLEASE ONLY BOOK FOR YOUR SUPPORT BUBBLE AS YOU'LL BE SEATED TOGETHER.
THIS WILL BE A SOCIALLY DISTANCED SHOW IN LINE WITH COVID GUIDELINES.
MASKS TO BE WORN THROUGHOUT THE PERFORMANCE.
THE MONASTERY IS AN ACCESSIBLE VENUE.
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