Later this month, Wigtown Book Festival regulars The Galloway Consort will present ‘Fragments’, a new concert of renaissance music and text. Move into another, more gentle sound world of viols and recorders, renaissance guitar and the soft tones of 16th century chanson and madrigal, illuminating a new text by Vivien Jones.
Richard and Vivien Jones are bringing the event to Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival fresh from providing renaissance music for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition – A Life in Drawing – at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, part of a nationwide commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his death. The programme features an arrangement of a rebus – a musical puzzle found in the margins of one of Leonardo’s notebooks, and goes on to explore other historical fragments of music and the characters who listen to them. The programme is created as a conversation between players and audience, illuminated with music. Actor, Sarah Dhesi, voices the characters and soprano, Barbara Gibson, adds empathy to the madrigals and chansons in the performance.
Sunday 26th May
A’ the Airts, Sanquhar DG4 6BL
1.00 pm Tel : 01659 50514
Saturday 1st June
Threave Garden Visitor Centre, Castle Douglas DG7 1RX
7.30 pm Tel : 01556 502575