Inner Garden

From the verdant greenhouses of the Botanic Gardens in Gent, Stevie Wishart and the Viriditas Community Choir invite you to a chanting event evoking the ecological atmospheres of the great mystic and composer, Saint Hildegard von Bingen. FoAM and Vooruit join voices to create an inter-species choir, where plants and humans chant an ode to the greening force of nature and its continuous cycles of growth and decay. Visitors' voices and movement through the gardens complete the piece as a musical invocation to Hildegard's Viriditas or infinite greenness. From sunrise to sunset the choir will fill the Victoriakas with sonic musings in Hildegard's unknown language: a lullaby sending nature to its winter sleep.