Country : Canada Label : Analekta Genres and styles : Year : 2016
R. Murray Shafer


· by Alain Brunet

In the context of an extremely ambitious work of musical theatre, R. Murray Schafer undertook to evoke the vertiginous decline of a world (John’s Vision), and the emergence of a new one (Credo). Created in 1980, this colossal work was performed in June 2015 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, as part of the Luminato Festival. Under the direction of choreographer and director Lemi Ponifasio and maestro David Fallis, this interpretation of Apocalypsis required the participation of a thousand professionals and amateurs, singers and instrumentalists. Simply monumental, the polyphonic architecture suggested here is accompanied by multiple compositional processes put forward by the brilliant Canadian composer. In this case, grandiose is an understatement.

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