THE WRITING ON THE WALL
Posted on May 15, 2009
|Manchester Camerata’s 2009/10 Season centres around the theme of Exchanges, be they musical, cultural or ideological. This theme informs every aspect of our work; both on stage, in concerts, and off stage, in our Learning and Participation work.
The Writing on the Wall project, Inspired by Handel’s Belshazzar, will work to explore the nature of the wall as a dividing line between contemporary “high” western art culture through music and art. The exploration will look at the communication of artistic ideas, whether the respective forms (classical music and graffiti art) have any relevance to each other, and whether engaging with historical works can make a new piece more informed and indeed give more relevant comment on society today.