Josquin des Prez was the pre-eminent composer of the renaissance, living at the very centre of European culture. A professional singer, his vocal work for several voices (polyphony), is cherished the world over.
To mark the 500th anniversary of his death, Liam Steel and Jonathan Peter Kenny stage a very unusual presentation of his work with five singers and five players. The production ranges from the celestial descending figures of Josquin’s Inviolata to the outright raunchiness of Allegez-moi, an invitation to explore intimate regions of the flesh. Prepare to be surprised – and delighted, as this is not the stuff of college chapels.
Content warning: This film contains depictions of self harm from 07:45 - 09:03