Sonus Motus

Cello Octet Amsterdam and the choreographers of LeineRoebana join forces to enhance and transform the listening experience through dance, use of space and movement. 

In the run-up to the Cello Biennale, we watched during the first run-through and spoke with soprano Elisabeth Hetherington and cellist of the Cello Octet Amsterdam: Rares Mihailescu 

The performance is inspired by music from the fault line between Renaissance and Baroque. For instance, Gesualdo's compositions tangle traditional polyphony with the new expression of the early Baroque, and Luzzaschi and Strozzi wrote music when women were first allowed to be singers in Europe. Composer Peter Vigh in turn builds a new sound world on this music. Where centuries-old music and brand-new sounds meet, where instruments and bodies rub past each other, there is room for the unexpected.

This co-production by LeineRoebana and Cello Octet Amsterdam with the cooperation of the Cello Biennale Amsterdam can be seen on Tuesday 25 October at 17:00 in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ order your ticket here