Ecstasy is a selection of works for solo oboe performed by internationally acclaimed oboist, Ben Opie. Presented within the intimate, subterranean setting of Carman’s Tunnel, Opie’s journey will traverse 12th century plainsong (monophonic chant) through solo oboe works by JS Bach, Hildegard von Bingen, Debussy, Castiglioni and Telemann.
Ecstasy was a theme explored by Hildegard von Bingen in her vocally oriented music. Von Bingen’s music focused not in the disharmonious language of speech, but in the music itself. Inspired by this idea, the haunting voice of Ben Opie’s oboe will guide us well beyond the physical confines of Carman’s Tunnel.