Sonia Boyce: For you, only you

Sonia Boyce: For you, only you
Library Shelf Location 18.BOYC
Publication Date 2007
Description For you, only you comprises the fusion of a musical masterpiece of the 16th century Tu solus qui facis mirabilia (You alone can do wonders) by Josquin Desprez and contemporary sound art by Mikhail Karikis. Josquin is one of the most influential composers in the history of Western music, representing the pinnacle of compositional development in the early Renaissance period. Other composers of his generation, as well as those who flourished in the following decades, used his pieces as models or templates for their own work. The current project is a 21st-century response to Josquin’s seminal polyphonic inventions. The relationship between classical music and sound art is the subject of ceaseless debate, and Sonia Boyce’s project explores that relationship further by juxtaposing the specific role and use of voice in the music of Josquin with interruptive vocal techniques in a newly commissioned work by Karikis. For you, only you is performed by the early music consort Alamire and Karikis under the direction of David Skinner, Director of Music at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Sonia Boyce is a British Afro-Caribbean artist, living and working in London. Her early pastel drawings and photographic collages address issues of race, ethnicity and contemporary urban experience, questioning racial stereotypes in the media and in day-to-day life. More recently her work has shifted to incorporate a variety of media that combine photographs, collages, films, prints, drawings, installation and sound. Boyce has worked with other artists in improvisational collaborations, bringing the audience into sharper focus as an integral part of the artwork and demonstrating how cultural differences might be articulated, mediated and enjoyed. For you, only you has been organised by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford in partnership with the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, Locus+, Newcastle upon Tyne, Milton Keynes Gallery and The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo and with the support of Arts Council England.
ISBN 9780953852581
Quantity 1
Pages 56
Editor Paul Bonaventura
Format Hardback
Publisher Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford
Related Artist Sonia Boyce
Category Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Music, Sound Art
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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