是次美聲匯的《冰上〈冬之旅〉》版本為香港藝術發展局Arts Go Digital藝術數碼平台的優秀節目之一，將從〈冬之旅〉聯篇歌曲中抽取其中七首，配合歌聲、花式溜冰及錄像投影技術，製作一系列七集的全新音樂影片，不單為觀眾帶來豐富的多媒體藝術賞識體驗，更是香港甚至國際前所未有的表演形式。一系列七集的全新音樂影片現於YouTube免費播放。
Schubert (1797-1828)’s “Winterreise”, hailed as one of the jewels in the genre of lieder, is set to the 24 poems by German poet Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827). The loner who is trying to find meaning in life on a psychological journey in “Winterreise” forms an uncanny parallel imagery between those isolated by social distancing while coping with uncertainties amidst the epidemic at present.
In Bel Canto Singers’ “Winterreise on Ice” as part of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Arts Go Digital Platform Scheme, seven songs are selected to form a mini cycle for a series of seven music videos. Combined with music performance, figure skating and projection mapping, we hope to create an exquisite and multi-media “Winterreise” experience for the audience. A series of seven music videos of “Winterreise on Ice” is now available on YouTube.
“Winterreise” is a perfect example of how one art form (poetry) crosses media with another (music), taking inspiration from one artistic perspective and exemplifying it to form another amalgamated whole, elevating it to a different level of aesthetic appreciation. With this in mind, we are also launching a “Virtual Exhibition”, resulting from a Call for Paintings from secondary school students. Inspired by the seven songs in this mini cycle, 78 secondary school students have submitted original paintings for our virtual exhibition and have come up with their own visual response to Schubert’s immortal songs. Our “Winterreise Virtual Exhibition” will showcase 30 paintings from these submissions.