SANSARA with Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

/ Jun

SANSARA with Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

SJE Arts
Start Time
06:00 pm - 07:45 pm
£18, £15, under 25s £5

SJE Arts 4th Next Generation Series

Les Voix Humaines

Artistic director, Tom Herring
Liam Byrne, viola da gamba

Marin Marais: Les Voix Humaines
Nico Muhly: Malmesbury Motets (for choir and solo viola da gamba)
1. Terra autem erat inanis et vacua
2. Populus qui ambulabat in tenebris
3. In ipso vita erat
John Bennet: Weep O mine eyes
Liam Connery: Piangere, Affogare (after Bennet’s Weep O mine eyes)

Inspired by the solo viol piece of the same title by the French composer Marin Marais (1656-1728), Les Voix Humaines is a collaboration between the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA and the renowned viola da gamba player Liam Byrne. The combination of voice and viol is central to much early music from across Europe: this project seeks to investigate and deconstruct this relationship by commissioning new work for choir and solo viol which draws on the Fifteenth Century notion that the viol was the instrument closest to replicating the subtleties of the human voice.

Read more about SANSARA

and listen to them here, singing at Temple Church: