The sound installations of Laus Polyphoniae 2024

From 02 July 2024 to 08 September 2024/ Belgium / Antwerp

Laus Polyphoniae, the summer festival of AMUZ (Flanders Festival Antwerp) that revolves entirely around music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, is synonymous with pure listening luxury. Every year from mid-August onwards, Antwerp becomes the epicenter of early music. You can experience the splendor of polyphony at Laus Polyphoniae in various ways: from the summer course Vox\Voces, to the film screening of Die Große Stille and several lectures. This summer, two sound installations complete the festival lineup of Laus Polyphoniae 2024:  VOX\VOCES, monophonic\polyphonic. 
Silentii: Reflection in the Courtyard of Museum Plantin Moretus
Tuesday, July 2 to Sunday, September 8

Silentii consists of five speakers arranged in a metal arch shape. By entering the circle of the artwork, one is immersed in a layered sound world. Each speaker emits an individual voice within the musical fabric. Depending on where you stand, one voice or another can be heard more prominently. It is ideal for a moment of reflection or relaxation.
Gaude: Procession in the Cloister of Saint Paul's Church 
Friday, June 7 to Sunday, September 1

Gaude draws inspiration from the processional song Gaude redempta, with text by Gilles Carlier and music by Guillaume Du Fay. The hymn forms the core of the installation, guiding you through the beautiful Saint Paul's Church while monophonic Gregorian chant echoes as in a procession. The installation brings the musical rituals of the past to life in a virtual world.

 The sound installations are made by the Alamire Foundation as part of the FWO/SBO project The Sound of Music and the City Festival New Horizons | Dieric Bouts Festival in Leuven in collaboration with Erfgoedsite Abdij van Park. 
The sound installations of Laus Polyphoniae 2024


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