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Utter Transcendence - Moved to Tears at the Cloisters by a Ghostly Tapestry of Music...

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posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 12:31 AM
Found this on the Red Ice Radio site, but the link is to the NY Times article on an art/music piece by Janet Cardiff.

"Something had happened there, up on a hill at the northern end of Manhattan.

“It’s too soon to talk,” Margaret Cardenas said as she left the chapel.

“Too raw,” said another young woman, Alyssa."

"Inside the ancient chapel was the first presentation of contemporary art ever at the Cloisters: “The Forty Part Motet,” an 11-minute immersion in a tapestry of voice, each thread as vivid as the whole fabric. A sacred composition of Renaissance England is rendered by the multimedia artist Janet Cardiff through 40 speakers — one for each voice in the Salisbury Cathedral Choir, which performed the piece in 2000. What started as one microphone per singer is now a choir of black high-fidelity speakers arrayed in an oval, eight groupings of soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass.

In the intimate space of the museum’s Fuentidueña Chapel, the sound, from invisible people, as if from ghosts, feels like charged, living sculpture. Through Dec. 8, it plays in a loop all day."

I'm also linking to a Youtube video of the same music at another venue; this is slightly longer and perhaps a better recording:

posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 02:57 AM
I do not know how to print the link but if you go to YouTube, search for Libera Lament you will find a blue album cover to press for another piece of Music which brings me tears.

posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by signalfire
Oh hey signal. I just noticed you are in S Oregon.
I live in the Land of Umpqua.

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