Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller - Forty Part Motet
  Year :   2001
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Installation / Composition
  Materials:   Multichannel
  Info :   2001





 
Architecture
  Work Details  
  Transforms the 16th century music of Thomas Tallis into a virtual architecture of pure sound. Spem in Alium, a choral work written for forty voices, has a soaring composition structured in overlapping layers. The spatialisation of this complex musical structure transports the listener into a transcendent realm. At the same time it is possible to experience the voice of each performer. Unlike the concert hall,audiences may wander among groups of singers who are evoked as an absent presence, a ghost choir. (Accessed 09.10.06 - http://www.whitechapel.org/content.php?page_id=4)