Space, physical and digital, has become more hotly contested than ever in post-pandemic times. After Abstraction explores how music, meaning and movement is articulated across different spaces and media. Produced by CDH Research Fellow Annja Neumann as part of her research on Re-staging public spaces this multimedia performance invites participants to become part of Cross-Connections, an exhibition of the paintings by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie at The Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College, Cambridge. A second performance will run as part of the Cambridge Festival event Discovering the Living Space.
Inhabiting the exhibition space, a vocal ensemble led by Syamala Roberts and Lea Luka Sikau interprets musical works that inspired Rix while she worked in her atelier, ranging from Ariel Ramírez’s Missa Criolla, the choral music of Johann Sebastian Bach to more experimental soundscapes by Austrian composers Peter Ablinger and Klaus Lang. For further details on the performances on 25 February (2pm) and 17 March 2023 (5pm, as part of the Cambridge Festival) visit the event website and read more about After Abstraction and Discovering the Living Space.