Reylon Yount: Listening to and playing with Hildegard’s Musical Garden

Reylon Yount yangquin

CMF Artist Reylon Yount is taking part in an event at Nottingham Contemporary on Tuesday 14th March 2023 exploring the music of Hildegard von Bingen.

This session takes inspiration from the German saint Hildegard of Bingen and considers how we can remix her lessons in the present.

The session is facilitated by The Hildegard von Bingen Society for Gardening Companions, a queer-feminist collective of artists, musicians, academics, and writers, that revives a historical society believed to have been founded by Bingen in the 12th century. They will play some of Hildegard’s hymns (recorded) and work in the spirit of this proto-eco-feminist; and end with a live set by Mantawoman on the yangqin. Mantawoman is Reylon Yount’s alt pop alter ego. Genre-fluid by nature, Mantawoman’s nomadic practice carries the yangqin across a spectrum of sound worlds, including covers of familiar pop songs.

Thematically, the session will float around themes of abundance, transformation, imagined and collective gardens, finding solace in uncertainty, and claiming the history we deserve.

Reylon is an inventive yangqin performer and songwriter creating an intersection between Chinese and American cultures


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