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DIVINE MADNESS // PASSAGE // douBlebACH // SACRIFICIUM // IN MY END IS MY BEGINNING // FLAMMENDE ROSE // A NEW ADVENT // MURMURING MUSES AND WHISPERING JINN


DIVINE MADNESS

Clare Wilkinson or Griet De Geyter: voice
Sofie Vanden Eynde: lute, theorbo and artistic direction
Moneim Adwan: voice and oud

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest
where no-one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.
(Rumi)

TRAILER

old music by J. Dowland, R. Johnson, N. Lanier, A. Ferrabosco
new music by M. Adwan, T. Smetryns
texts by Jonson, Rossetti, Rumi, Al-Hallaj, Darwish, Tennyson, Ibn-Arabi

Melancholy. Longing for the inaccessible. Yearning to lose oneself in paradise. An impossible love. Dissatisfaction with our existence on earth. Light is darkness, darkness light. Relentlesness of time. The quest for the sublime.

In the Renaissance era melancholy was a source of inspiration for artists who were constantly seeking equilibrium. From the darkest meanderings of their souls, within the space of a breath, their spirits were uplifted. Sufis seek out their path heavenwards aided by music and poetry. Discomfort is a source of beauty for them. In this programme English lute song and Arabic song join hands across the miles. Music is a universal language, with the power to touch us all.

www.clare-wilkinson.com
www.sofievandeneynde.be
www.moneimadwan.com
www.grietdegeyter.be


MEDIA

CD released by CYPRES