Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet​

​In a 2020 video from the National Gallery of Canada​, senior curator of contemporary art Josée Drouin-Brisebois​ talks about Janet Cardiff’s ​critically acclaimed Forty-Part Motet​, which is on long term view in the Gallery’s Rideau Chapel​. Drouin-Brisebois​ describes the techniques Cardiff used to record each singer individually, creating a multipart recording of the 16th-century​ composition that emphasizes the sculptural quality of the sound.