mural James Weeks

mural cover
Text/libretto by
Pessoa, John Cage, Vermeer
Composed
2012 to 2013
Published
2014
Categories

Choir, unaccompanied SATB / Mixed Choir

Instrumentation
1 SATB Choir

Purchasing options

Performing score ISMN 57036-504-3 £7.95 Buy now

one or more SATB quartets

Programme note

mural is a book of individual pieces, for 1-4 voices of an SATB quartet, each a page long. There is no specific way in which they should be ordered or arranged in a performance. However, if there are two quartets of singers they may sing the pieces in an overlapped antiphonal sequence.

The project was made possible by generous funding from The Hinrichsen Foundation.

Texts selected from:
Bowey, Rutherford & Westerberg: Birds of Gateshead
John Cage: writings
critiques of Vermeer’s painting The Little Street
Fernando Pessoa/Alberto Caeiro: The Keeper of Sheep

First performed by EXAUDI, Sounds New Festival, Canterbury, 4th May 2014.

Performed by EXAUDI as part of MURAL installation with video by Sam Belinfante, at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, Lime Wharf, London, 8th June 2014.

Premiere
EXAUDI, Sounds New Festival, Canterbury, 4th May 2014
Performances
  • 8 Jun 2014 | 3:00pm |

    LimeWharf, Spitalfields

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    EXAUDI

  • 4 May 2014 |

    Sounds New, Canterbury

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    EXAUDI

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