Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible | University of Oxford

Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible

Speaker
Martin Kemp - Emeritus Professor, Robert Hollingworth - Director, I Fagiolini
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:45
Venue
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ
Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£5 - £30 Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, pioneer of flight, anatomist, scientist - yet according to Vasari, Leonardo’s first job outside Florence was as a musician.  'Music cannot be regarded other than as the sister of painting', said Leonardo, so for the 500th anniversary of his death in 2019, I Fagiolini and Martin Kemp offer reflections of his images in vocal music: aural fantasia dei vinci - art through the prism of music, in works by Tallis, Victoria, Monteverdi, Bach, Howells and Daniel-Lesur.  The title ‘Shaping the Invisible’ - Leonardo’s phrase - is a new commission by Adrian Williams and poet Gillian Clarke for eight voices, celebrating Leonardo’s scientific investigation and obsession with flight.