Photo: Eric Richmond
I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble specialising in Renaissance and contemporary music. It has released 19 CDs and 3 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’s collaboration with the Australian contemporary circus company Circa played to packed audiences in UK cathedrals and churches in 2012 and 2013. A film 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 has been selected for screening as part of Dance on Camera festival run by the film society of Lincoln Center in New York. It was screened there on 4 February at 3pm. Full details here
“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