Le Ray au Soleyl - performance by trio aXolot
Mind-bending canons, melodies interweaving yet existing on separate planes. Le Ray au Soleyl is a live installation combining space and light with futuristic medieval music that is centuries ahead of its time. Both arranged and performed by acclaimed recorder trio aXolot.
Johannes Ciconia was a true minimalist composer – of the fourteenth century. His compositions employ rhythmic games and proportional tricks: layering the same melody in differing speeds to create shifting, tumbling blankets of sound. Our concept is to approach this ancient minimalism at a meta-level, looping the short composition over the duration of around an hour. One hypnotically simple line expands to open a new consciousness for the listener.
The audience is invited to delve into this newly created space, to move around, interact and depart, or to fully immerse and lose themselves in the sound.
aXolot is an international collective specialized in the creation of interdisciplinary performance art, with the recorder and contemporary music as its core. A concept that has inspired and breathed life into a literal triangularity, formed by recorder soloists Kim-José Bode (DE/NL), Sarah Jeffery (UK) and Dodó Kis (HU).