Maltese solo artist Renzo Spiteri will be presenting his touring solo work titled ‘Quintessence’ at Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast on the 15th April and LSO St. Luke’s in London on the 29th April.
Premiered at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in partnership with Future Everything Festival 2015, Quintessence is best described as an immersive experience that surrounds the audience with an alluring world of sound created through the use of sampling and live electronic manipulation, a large suspended metal sheet, a fishing line, vocal phrases, and a sculptural array of acoustic percussion instruments. Quintessence has been performed in Germany, Holland and Malta and will be touring the UK in Spring.
“The Maltese artist created an unparalleled sensitising atmosphere […] Spiteri demonstrated an extraordinary talent for questioning the possibilities of the objects surrounding him and converting the insights gained into sounds. His performance demonstrated a singular, aesthetic fascination” (From “Beauty in the Unknown”, Benedikt Stegemann, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 10th November 2015).
This performance is supported by the Cultural Export Fund (Arts Council Malta) and is part of the Valletta – European Capital of Culture 2018 Programme.