Friday
25. March 2016

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Klangforum Wien with Dörte Lyssewski and Hermann Schmid The Shroud

A fabric of love, hope, and doubt: The Shroud conserved in Turin Cathedral is a sacred relic and religious symbol in one. It bears the traces of the abuse and torture that Jesus of Nazareth suffered, according to the accounts of the Gospels. Since its appearance in the 14th century the Shroud has been and still is an object of scientific research, whose results were and are believed and doubted. In a text by Martin Mosebach, Dörte Lyssewski and Hermann Schmid follow the traces of all interpretations that crystallise out of the fabric. Klangforum Wien will lift the reports and analyses to a higher sphere with music about the last things: sonatas from Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ of the Cross” and Bernhard Lang’s “The Anatomy of Disaster” (an interpretation of Haydn’s composition), along with movements from Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and compositions at the edge of silence by Salvatore Sciarrino.

© Lukas Beck

© Lukas Beck