Historiae de divini // Tales of the Divine

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Violinist Max Baillie gives an electrifying performance of Bach and Messiaen in London’s Colnaghi Gallery. Better than a front-row seat, watch a 16th century triptych come to life as the music unfolds.

This new digital performance is now available to watch on demand.

Violinist Max Baillie combines dazzling technique with emotional range in this new type of recital in the Colnaghi Gallery. More intimate than a front-row seat, watch the details of a 16th century triptych come to life as the music unfolds. Directed by Jonathan Berman.

"The best online concert I've attended all year," said one audience member. This film won the award for best classical music performance (film) at the Palm Beach International Music Awards 2021 and was highly commended for cinematography in the Classical Music Digital Awards 2020.

The programme

The music: Partita No. 2 in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Louange à l’immortalité de Jésus from Quartet For The End Of Time by Olivier Messiaen. The Messiaen is played with Diana Ketler.

The art: Anonymous (Antwerp School, first half of the 16th century) and Jacob De Backer (Antwerp, c. 1555-1585). The performance was filmed at the Colnaghi Gallery in London. The director is Jonathan Berman, the orchestral conductor.

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‍Historiae de Divini // Tales of the Divine is part of FOUND SPACES, a programme of online events including the premieres of 4 new digital concerts all made for the screen. There'll be talks, premieres, food plus music events, on-demand viewing and more. Join us in Greengage's continued efforts to push the boundaries of digital performances, make paid work for artists and demonstrate the power of the arts to bring people together.

This digital performance was premiered on 25 November 2020 at 7pm UK time.

The premiere event consisted of a screening, followed by a live audience discussion with Max Baillie, Jonathan Berman, Emily Ingram (Founder of Greengage Ventures), Chloe Stead (Senior Global Director, Colnaghi) and chaired by Sophie Mei Birkin.

Sophie Mei is a London based artist and researcher currently completing her master’s in sculpture and contemporary art theory at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she has been awarded the Euan Uglow Scholarship. Sophie studied History of Art at Cambridge University, where she was awarded a Bateman Academic Scholarship, the Hamish Maxwell Prize for Art History and the Winifried Georgina Holgate Pollard Prize for outstanding academic performance. She is co-founder of SLO, an interdisciplinary art and architectural collective, whose projects include a floating lake house commission for Waking Life Arts Festival in Portugal and a restaurant performance space for HORST in Belgium. As curator of the Multimedia Anthropology Lab, a research group experimenting in emerging technologies for visual research, Sophie has helped organise and participated in exhibitions, workshops and lecture series including Technologies of Capture and Perspective Exchange as part of Hyphen Labs takeover of the Tate Exchange, Tate Modern [2019]. Her recent art exhibitions include: London Grads Now at the Saatchi Gallery, London [2020] and 5 Hours at 42 Molton St, London [2020].

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