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May 8th, 2010

Diary: Janet Cardiff The Forty-Part Motet

We walked in and heard random chatter, I was wondering what was going on since my friend had said it was choral music which I wasn’t hearing.

Then of course the choir starts and imediately it becomes clear that this is an amazing, powerful, intense, emotional experience.

I can’t really put it into words how I felt.

Youtube examples: here, here, and here

Seen at the City Gallery Wellington

its on till 16 May Go See it!

Janet Cardiff

The Forty – Part Motet, 2001

A re-working of Spem in alium nunquam habui, 1573 by Thomas Tallis, youtube link.

Sung by Salisbury Cathedral Choir

from exhibition notes

Diary comic from Thursday 15 April 2010

Tue June 22 edit: interesting essay which linked to me.

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