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May 03, 2022

Dunedin Consort: A Lover’s Discourse

31 May to 1 June & online for 30 days from 31 May

In love, as in music, people find themselves in a multitude of hazy, transcendental states, neither here nor there. "We are enchanted, bewitched: we are in the realm of sleep, without sleeping; we are within the voluptuous infantilism of sleepiness: this is the moment for telling stories." So says Roland Barthes in his sweeping and ecstatic examination of human love, A Lover’s Discourse.

Join the Dunedin Consort for a unique and transformative experience, as they pair Barthes’ vivid recitations with madrigals by Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Marenzio, a specially commissioned film by Arms & Legs, and Pippa Murphy’s evocative new score.

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