Antoine Brumel’s ‘Earthquake’ Mass (c.1497) is a stunningly intricate work of Renaissance-age choral music for twelve voices. For this new work responding to Brumel, Kathy Hinde travelled to Mexico, where she made recordings of twelve local musicians, each singing an individual part of the Mass. Playing on both the title of the work and Mexico’s seismic instabilities, she further splintered and disintegrated these recordings, producing work that ties the emotional power of Brumel’s work to the ruptures of the world we inhabit 500 years later.
Listen to a sample of Earthquake Mass Re-imagined below, courtesy of Kathy Hinde
A Cryptic commission in partnership with The Anglo Mexican Foundation & Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
10 – 20 MARCH 2022 // THE PIPE FACTORY // 12.00 – 18.00 (CLOSED MONDAY) // FREE
Image: Lara Baumgartner