About “The Passion of Joan of Arc”
The Shadow Ensemble created a live re-scoring of Dreyer’s masterpiece, “The Passion of Joan of Arc” in February of 2018. Here, the sparse texture of synthesizer and violin are used to invoke a sense of course, callous cynicism alongside poetic longing for divine salvation.
This performance was, in many respects, the most minimalist undertaking of the Shadow Ensemble yet. That being said, it is my opinion that this particular performance was arguably the most powerful and emotive in the history of the ensemble.