Cryptic is an internationally-renowned art house, creating a lasting artistic legacy by presenting high-quality, innovative work. Cryptic ‘ravishes the senses’ with performances that fuse music, sonic art and multi-media. Founded in Scotland by Cathie Boyd in 1994, Cryptic presents today’s most imaginative, international artists and nurtures the creative talent of tomorrow.
Little Match Girl Passion
No-one imagined what beautiful things she had seen...
David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Little Match Girl Passion combines Hans Christian Anderson’s heart-breaking tale with J.S. Bach’s St Matthews Passion. In a unique presentation of this previously un-staged masterpiece, vocal ensemble and percussion bring the story of the little match girl to life.
‘… sung to perfection… drives like an emotional dagger towards the heart, challenging and thrilling as it goes.’
‘a breathtaking and timeless piece of theatre’
Music composer and filmmaker Mikolaj Szatko’s Echoes-Reprise fuses the senses in an engaging and meditative blend of visual and sonic art.
WALK WITH ME
Sound artists Jeroen Strijbos and Rob van Rijswijk present Sounds in Your Pocket, a Walk With Me composition commissioned by Cryptic for Sonica 2013.