Duncan MacLeod’s piece Lumen will be sung by Musarc on the opening night of TÖNE on Friday 20th June. Lumen is a response to Handel’s The People Walked in Darkness from The Messiah where the melodic line has been elongated, embellished and juxtaposed against itself to form moments of light and shade. From this we hear indeterminate washes of sound within which moments of unison and harmony break through which ties to a central concept of The Messiah – that from darkness comes light. Lumen was commissioned by the Handel House Museum Trust and premiered by the Pegasus Choir, Grosvenor Chapel, London, December 13th 2009.
About Duncan MacLeod
Duncan’s practice utilises both acoustic and electronic forces. His output encompasses concert music through to cross-arts collaboration. Recent projects have included experimentation with temperament, spectator immersion and the blurring of spatial boundaries between performance platform and audience. His work is commissioned/performed by amongst others the Arditti Quartet, duoDorT, Goldberg Ensemble, Jane Chapman, Juice, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Okeanos, Making Music, Piano Circus and Tate Modern. Duncan is currently a lecturer in music at the University of Kent.