Promotional pieces for The Interior Castle, a concert presented by Musica Aperta in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila, commissioned by the Carmelite Monastery of Boston. Design of two CD jackets and their insert booklets, a DVD box, a poster and a programme for the event.
We produced two CD packs, one edition, The Interior Castle, distributed among the audience, and a second edition, Original Music, was a gift for the musicians.
The programme was produce in two parts, a jacket and an insert. Each monastery could produced the black and white insert with the final dates and sponsors as confirmations were made.
Long before sainthood, Teresa of Avila sought inner peace amidst chaos, asking the ageless question: how does one live an interior life in an exterior world? Her questioning is just as profound today, at the 500th anniversary of her birth. In this production, we follow the professional and spiritual journey of a female reporter in the 21st Century, as she seeks to uncover the mysteries of Santa Teresa and her relevance in the modern world. She explores the perspectives of Tomas Luis de Victoria and Gian Lorenzo Bernini among others, who were captivated by Teresa’s passion and vision. The reporter’s quest ultimately leads to reflections on the seven stages of prayer outlined in The Interior Castle, and are mirrored by seven musical movements in our production. It takes many art forms to capture her immense impact, and Musica Aperta’s prismatic theatrical experience uses poetry, art, history, music and drama to celebrate the communion of Santa Teresa’s lifelong quest for spiritual truth and how we all might follow in her footsteps.
Photos: Santiago Porter.