Peter Sheppard Skærved and Guests
Up close and atmospheric, Peter Sheppard Skærved
brings his successful
concept of music, writing and
discussion from the Royal Academy of Music
to Wilton's for the first time. A series of salons in evocative, unconstructed spaces taking place this July and August, these evenings are an opportunity to enjoy classical music in a different way.
1. New Mysteries - Heinrich Biber Now
In conversation with Sadie Harrison & Malene Skærved
Heinrich Biber’s cycle of sonatas stretched the violin and the player in new ways when they appeared in the 1680s. The sonatas require many different and bizarre tunings of the violin, symbolising the important moments in the life of Christ. Peter Sheppard Skærved explores this work with composer Sadie Harrison, writer/director Malene Sheppard Skærved, and bassist Rachel Meerloo. This evening also features a series of miniatures composed by Sadie Harrison, responding in her very delicate way to the ideas in the sonatas.
How do these sonatas speak to us today?
Music by Heinrich Biber and Sadie Harrison
Text by Malene Skærved
Find out more at peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/the-biber-project