Tafelmusik is thrilled to launch Musik in Motion: a free series of collaborative videos, featuring local artists of diverse art forms. Produced by Puncture Design, and in keeping with our commitment to exploring “baroque and beyond,” Tafelmusik invited five creative partners to interpret music that is an essential part of Tafelmusik’s signature repertoire.
The series launched with a video featuring painter Darby Milbrath. In Studio with Darby Milbrath follows the completion of a painting, featuring visceral close ups of the artist’s movements, dabs, and gestures—all created while she listened to Tafelmusik’s recording of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in C Minor, RV 761 “Amato bene”: I. Allegro.
The second episode features Tafelmusik's own, cellist Keiran Campbell, performing Bach's famous Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major, Prelude on our home stage at Trinity St-Paul's Centre. Our third episode features the work of visual artist Alex McLeod, interpreting our recording of Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem by way on a captivating 3D sculpture. And our latest, a collaboration with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and choreographer Hanna Kiel, features students dancing to Vivaldi's Concerto for bassoon in D Minor, as recorded by Tafelmusik, and featuring bassoon soloist Dominic Teresi.
“Although we are immersed in the world of performing and recording concerts, we love that the music Tafelmusik plays is part of a larger aesthetic that includes visual art, dance, and many other creative disciplines,” says Carol Kehoe, Executive Director. “We see this period of restriction as an opportunity to reach beyond our own practice to highlight how Canadian artists from other disciplines are inspired by this music in their work today.”
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Music Director of Tafelmusik (1981 to 2014), Jeanne Lamon was praised for her virtuosity and strong musical leadership.