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ModernMedieval: The Living Word

Daily from March 22-23
8 p.m.
Music, Classical, Poetry

Several years ago, the Swedish folk-electronic-metal band Garmarna gave a luminous performance in a St. Paul church of their album based on the life and poetry of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). A visionary nun, herbalist, composer, and author of nine illuminating texts on science and religion, von Bingen continues to inspire legions of artists with her teachings on the Feminine Divine and the power of nature’s life force. Most recently, composers Ben Frost (Icelandic by way of Australia), Angélica Negrón (Puerto Rico), and Julianna Barwick (U.S.) have made work inspired by the 12th-century mystic. They perform their ambient, avant-garde compositions during this evening co-sponsored by the Walker Art Center and SPCO’s Liquid Music Series. Listen and feel the wisdom of the ages reverberate throughout your body.