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Mad King

  • Big Medium 916 Springdale Rd #101 Austin, TX 78702 (map)

Sunday, December 16th @4pm
Big Medium

Purcell/Peter Maxwell Davies: Fantasia on a Ground and Two Pavans
Leonore d’Este: 3 Motets from Musica quinque vocum
                          Tribulationes civitatum audivimus
                          Hodie, Simon Petrus
                          Angustie mihi sunt undique
Peter Maxwell Davies: Tenebrae Super Gesualdo
Carlo Gesualdo: O vos omnes
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King

Density512’s Mad King weaves a tale of monarchy, madness, anachronism, and palace intrigue. Witness a head of state, King George III, train birds to sing and deteriorate into a disturbing state of insanity in Peter Maxwell Davies’s masterpiece of musical-monodrama Eight Songs for a Mad King. Discover the sweet counterpoint of Musica quince vocum attributed to the princess nun Leonore D’Este (1515-1575). Contemplate the connection with your darker self in Peter Maxwell Davies’s Tenabrae Super Gesualdo, an ode to the composer and Prince of Venosa who famously murdered his wife and her lover. Not for the faint of heart, Mad King is sure to be a thrill.

Earlier Event: November 1
Silent Films Out Loud - Halloween Edition
Later Event: February 21
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