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Gesualdo Betrayal

This is a journal for Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama, the long-awaited new collaboration between vocal ensemble I Fagiolini and director John La Bouchardière.

Scroll down for updates on the project, with news about performances, interviews and insights into the creative process, and background information on Gesualdo, his life and music. As the premiere approaches, we’ll also provide some clues that can be used during the show itself.

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Sharp objects

07Feb

Thoughts on Gesualdo and his music: part two Robert Hollingworth Chromatic music can be harmonic or melodic in character. In a chromatic melodic phrase, the melody may move by semitone in one di [...]

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Dead end?

04Feb

Thoughts on Gesualdo and his music: part one Robert Hollingworth Sitting in a tiny parish church somewhere in rural Languedoc, one summer, I was listening to students on Francis Steele’s singi [...]

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Dancers’ Auditions

29Dec

I Fagiolini is looking for six contemporary dance / physical theatre artists for its new immersive music-theatre piece, Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama, directed by John La Bouchardière. The co [...]

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Crimes of Passion

Betrayal will be created using a devised process, meaning that much of the content for the finished piece will be decided upon during rehearsals. This entails gathering a wide range material, and grad [...]

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World premiere

Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama will have its world premiere at Village Underground, in Shoreditch, East London on 13 May, 2015, hosted by The Barbican. Performances are as follows: Wednesday, [...]

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A chronology

23Oct

Carlo Gesualdo

The life of Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa: a chronology

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This blog accompanies Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama, a music and dance-theatre project inspired by the life and works of Carlo Gesualdo with shows in London, Cambridge and Salisbury May/June 2015. More information here and via the links on the left.