Photo: Eric Richmond
I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble specialising in Renaissance and contemporary music. It has released 19 CDs and 2 DVDs including the world premiere recording of the Striggio 40-part mass which won the Gramophone and Diapason early music awards in 2011.
I Fagiolini present a new programme of Renaissance music of sweet and strange beauty
including Gesualdo Madrigals from Books 4, 5 and 6, Lassus Timor et tremor, Monteverdi Rimante in pace, Ch’io t’ami, D’India Strange harmony of love, Tomkins & Weelkes English mannerism and works by De Wert, Luzzaschi, Fontanelli and Marenzio.
After performances in November in York and London, the final opportunity to hear it is in Lancaster on Thursday 30 January 2014 More details here
I Fagiolini’s collaboration with the Australian contemporary circus company Circa played to packed audiences in UK cathedrals and churches in 2012 and 2013. A DVD interpretation of the show, made by Polyphonic Films, has just been released. As well as the film, there is also a behind-the-scenes documentary, and an exclusive directors’ commentary with Robert Hollingworth and Yaron Lifschitz.
“The film, instead of merely capturing the performance as a passive observer, employs outstanding camerawork and deliberately disorientating effects to recreate the ever-moving focal points of the live show…. the result is staggering in its beauty and power.” Early Music Today, Sep–Nov 2013
The film won the Best Camera Re-Work category at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in September 2013. Full details on the SFDFF site
The DVD is available from Amazon