In hisTurangalîla-Symphony, which opened this year’s Ultima festival, Olivier Messiaen speaks of life, death, God and nature. With the composer’s love for birds and birdsong as a starting point, Richard Taruskin discusses the symbolic use of birds in the language of music: prophetic birds, messengers from beyond.
This lectur, held 13 September 2015 at Kulturhuset Oslo under the Ultima Festival inks nature, music and the supernatural in a true Wunderkammer spirit. Read more here.
Film by Benedikte Rønse