20 October 2017, 18:30 - 19:30
Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA
Recitativo – Fragments (after Lucretius and Negri) explores both the relationship between the speaking voice (as a kind of narration) and the possibility of creating an open work that integrates sounds and images.
Central to this project is the creation of a spoken text that brings together a patchwork of sonic and visual fragments. It interweaves segments from Lucretius’ poem ‘On the Nature of Things’ (c. 50 B.C.E.) and Antonio Negri’s political reworking of these ideas in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Both of these texts explore the challenge of embracing a materialist philosophy in turbulent times. The work does not attempt to illustrate these ideas but uses them as the basis for making sequences of text/image/sound that act as mutually reciprocal potential vehicles for each. It explores the casts at the Museum of Classical Archaeology as a backdrop against which these texts unfold.
Kelcy Davenport: Recitation (Anglia Ruskin University)
Cristina Grifone: Recitation/voice
William Crosby: Guitar (Anglia Ruskin University)
Joe Zeitlin: Cello
David Ryan: Video/Clarinet and Direction (Anglia Ruskin University)
This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
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