‘Several people have told me essentially this same story about the still, sad music of Pärt – how it became, for them or for others, a vehicle of solace. One or two such anecdotes seem sentimental; a series of them begins to suggest a slightly uncanny phenomenon.’
Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 2002.
Two of Scotland's foremost performing groups present a co-production that sets Arvo Pärt's spiritual and mesmeric Tabula Rasa (as well as Spiegel im Spiegel and Fratres) in a theatrical context, exploring the recognised role of the piece in the care of patients during their final days.
With musicians forming an integral part of the drama, this visionary production explores the documented role of Pärt’s haunting piece, which has come to be known - and used - as a profound and transcendental piece of music. It is a life-affirming exploration of care, humanity, suffering - and the uplifting power, and endless importance, of art.
A co-production between Vanishing Point and Scottish Ensemble
Conceived, Directed and Designed by Matthew Lenton
Musical Direction by Jonathan Morton
Lighting Design by Kai Fischer
Tabula Rasa, Spiegel im Spiegel and Fratres. Music by Arvo Pärt.
By arrangement with Universal Edition A.G Wien (subject to change).