The Program

The forces binding humanity, landscape, and the cosmos are on display in this powerful program from Australian artist Lynette Wallworth and Belgian organist Bernard Foccroulle. Evocative video projections of the natural world accompany four centuries of organ music, from Bach and Buxtehude to Messiaen and Gubaidulina, in this poignant reflection on a world vacillating between shadow and illumination.

“Foccroulle’s playing is intelligent and imaginative, and Wallworth’s images combine intimacy, awe and sensitive composition.”
– Sydney Morning Herald
“An artistic meeting of opposites in every sense. Sound and vision, black and white, life and death, movement and stasis, flood and drought, hopes and fears.”
– Limelight Magazine

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Darkness and Light

(U.S. premiere)

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm Church of the Ascension (Fifth Avenue at West 10th Street)

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Bernard Foccroulle, organ

Lynette Wallworth, video

Performance Details

A co-production of Palais des Beaux-Arts, Klarafestival, Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence, Southbank Centre, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Laeiszhalle, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Sydney Festival, Concert- en congresgebouw de Doelen, and Karsten Witt Musik Management in association with Forma Arts


Performance length: 70 minutes, no intermission