Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco

Nearly thirty years after its realisation, the electronic tape piece Murtuos Plango, Vivos Voco remains one of the most fascinating adventures in electroacoustics and one of Jonathan Harvey’s best pieces. On invitation of the Gaida Festival (Vilnius), artistic curator Lieven Bertels and the video collective Visual Kitchen (Brussels) devised a video installation to complement this piece and to invite listeners to engage with the ‘surround sound’ nature of the piece more actively. The audience is invited to become part of a sequence of abstract video tableaus projected on a square surface on the floor.

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