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Thu, 01 Jun

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London

Festival of the Sun King: Tous les Matins du Monde Concert

The second out of six events, Hex presents a live performance of the music from the iconic film Tous les Matins du Monde. This is paired with a screening of the film on the 30th of May. Please note, tickets available via link in detailed description!

Festival of the Sun King: Tous les Matins du Monde Concert
Festival of the Sun King: Tous les Matins du Monde Concert

Time & Location

01 Jun 2023, 20:00 – 23:00

London, Sands Films Ltd, 119 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF, UK

About the event

Event 2/6 of the Festival of the Sun king: Tous les Matins du Monde Concert

Hex was formed in 2022 and had its inaugural performance at Brixworth Music Festival. The group was set up to explore the otherworldly sounds of violas da gamba with continuo. Inspired by the associations between the viola da gamba and voice the group works on the historical practice of vocal transcriptions to bring in lesser performed composers into their concerts. Naturally at home in the French baroque, the group aims to win this rarely performed music new fans with programmes that showcase the beauty and expressivity of this repertoire.

December 1991: the French film world was swept off its feet by a single event, the the release of the film Tous les matins du monde. An intimist film in which the star role was played by… music, the music of a forgotten master, Mr de Sainte Colombe and his disciple Marin Marais. Surpassing all expectations, the film was an immediate success and for two weeks held its own at the box office against two powerful “machines” of the American cinema, Terminator 2 and Bernard and Bianca, – it was, after all, the Christmas period! The soundtrack of the film immediately followed suit and made its way into the charts and other all-category best-sellers, just behind Michael Jackson and ahead of Queen…

It was an incredible success which justly rewarded the fruit of a close collaboration among three great artists, all of them lovers of early music, who had taken on the challenge of making music the very crux of a film : the director, Alain Corneau, the writer and author of the screenplay, Pascal Quignard and above all Jordi Savall, the musical director and performer of the soundtrack. The film scooped up 7 Césars – including the award for the best film music, which went to Jordi Savall – and received numerous international awards for the soundtrack.

This festival is made possible by a generous grant by the Continuo Foundation.

This event is available to attend in person and to watch live online.

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