Catholic Artistic Imagination 3/16

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Union 613

Composing Inner Resonance: Contemporary Musical Settings of the Passion

Presenter: Zvonimir Nagy

The accounts of the Holy Week Gospel narratives have inspired composers throughout music history to set the narrative of Christ's Passion to music. From cross-cultural and cross-denominational perspectives, the presentation will unveil a selection of more recent Passion music by present day composers. The discussion will offer a window into the composers' creative world as it arranges a moderated dialogue between the sense of the composer's musical representations and music's ultimate manifestations at the crossroads of tradition and innovation.