Leonardo: Shaping The Invisible / I Fagiolini
Hollingworth, Robert; Fagiolini, I, members; Fagiolini, I; Long, Matthew
The 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci falls on May 2, 2019. Probably the greatest polymath of all time, Leonardo was also a musician and revered music as the only serious rival for his divine ‘science’ of painting. Marking this significant anniversary and the legacy of this forward-thinking ‘Renaissance Man,’ I Fagiolini combines art, music and science in Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible, a major new touring and recording project conceived with Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp. Inspired by Leonardo’s relentless curiosity, ‘Shaping the Invisible’ explores his best-loved images through the prism of music by Tallis, Howells, Victoria, Bach, Monteverdi, Janequin, and more. The project also includes a new commission from composer Adrian Williams and Gillian Clarke, the former National Poet of Wales, provoked by Leonardo’s scientific discoveries. In true I Fagiolini style, there are a few post-production surprises in store, whilst the concert tour includes projections of Leonardo’s beautiful art.