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The Voice of Van Gogh: a synaesthetic exploration of the life of the painter through Michael Gordon’s opera “Van Gogh”

The Voice of Van Gogh: a synaesthetic exploration of the life of the painter through Michael Gordon’s opera “Van Gogh”

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Join OAO’s founder and conductor Hannah von Wiehler (nee Schneider) in conversation with guest speakers – composer Michael Gordon, art historian Dr Lena Fritsch, and director Jonny Danciger – on the subject of Van Gogh, synaesthesia, opera and performance. Streaming LIVE on YouTube, this Friday 12 February at 4pm GMT. This promises to be a fascinating discussion, and we’d love to see you there! The link to join is: https://youtu.be/1a4dHMLAVWo

This live event brings together experts in theatre, music, and art history to examine the internal world and perspectives of Vincent Van Gogh. In Part I of the conversation, using Michael Gordon’s opera about Van Gogh as a lens, the speakers will interrogate what the mindset and psychology of the painter might have been at various points in his life, but will also hypothesise that there was a synaesthetic element to his experience. In Part II of the conversation, the speakers will discuss how they will bring these academic insights to life on the stage: director Jonny Danciger and conductor Hannah von Wiehler (nee Schneider) relate their plans for a fully-staged production of the opera in June 2021. Finally, in Part III, there floor will be open to the audience to ask questions.

More information about the event speakers can be found at: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/…/the-voice-of-van-gogh-a…

And to learn more about the Van Gogh project support by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities’ (TORCH) Cultural Programme, please visit: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/van-gogh-a-synaesthetic-approach…

 

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12-02-21 to
12-02-21
 

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