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Apr 27, 2017

Spies at the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

A large-scale digital installation will take over Beverley Minster both visually and audibly this May and June, as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival.

From Friday 26 May - Sunday 16 July, Through the Looking Glass is a seven-week long art exhibition that brings to life the work of 16th century German-Dutch Petrus Alamire, musical scribe, composer, singer and spy in the court of Henry VIII.

Speculum Musurgica by Flemish visual and music artist Rudi Knoops, is the centerpiece to the exhibition, a heptagonal media installation comprised of large-scale mirror structures and sound projections, inviting visitors to walk in and around them, as the physical choirbooks of Alamire would have done.

The exhibition is supported by The Alamire Foundation and VisitFlanders and arrives from Antwerp Cathedral before heading off on a pan-European tour and ending in New York.