Music & Light Symbiosis no. 3
An art exhibition & a water and harpsichord concert held in the Mathematical Institute, Oxford
Katharine Beaugié – Water and Light Sculpture
Medea Bindewald – Harpsichord
Curated by Balázs Szendrői
Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, OX2 6GG
EVENT: Monday 18th November 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pm (concert prompt start at 6.45pm in L2) followed by exhibition opening and a reception.
EXHIBITION: 18th November – 6th December 2019, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
A unique collaboration between light sculptor Katharine Beaugié and international concert harpsichordist Medea Bindewald, combining the live, spontaneously made patterns of water and light with the sound of harpsichord music in a mathematical environment.
The programme of music for harpsichord and water:
- Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757): Sonate in A-Dur K. 208 Adagio e cantabile, Sonate in a-Moll Allegro K. 175
- Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667): Suite XX in D-Dur
- Enno Kastens (bn. 1967): Schattenreise (Shadow Journey 1995)
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Partita VI in e-Moll BWV 830
“One of Europe’s finest harpsichord performers”BBC Radio Leicester
“It is not simply the perfection and brilliance of her playing that is charming, but also the extraordinary intensity with which the music resonates.“Aalener Kulturjournal
Katharine Beaugié will also be exhibiting a new series of black and white photograms (photographic shadows), displaying the patterns of the natural phenomena of human relationship with water and light.
“Katharine compels her audience to contemplate life’s stark realities. Yet at no time do you feel adrift. She welcomes you to the dark and glittering universe beyond the gallery walls with a gentle, human hand.”Georgina Treloar, Writer/Musician, 2018