Six films and music about feelings in a state of emergency
More than 400 years ago, Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries revolutionized music: the human voice got detached from the Renaissance’s intricate choral compositions and focused on human individuals and their conflicting emotions instead. With solo singing accompanied by only a few instruments, not only opera was born, but also a musical form that still shapes the form of pop song today. As every good song should have a good video clip, six video artists were commissioned in 2020 to make films that centered on arias and duets from early Baroque. Wavering between video art and cinematic short film, these artists explored the range of human feelings in a state of emergency whilst choosing unusual settings such as the airport’s runway, a court room and others. Experience the Stuttgart singers on the big screen with live music by Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi & Co.