I am Viola da Gamba

I am Viola da Gamba is based on the book “I am Viola da Gamba of the Singing Building” (Schortgen
Press, 2005) by Dana Rufolo. The poems tell the story of a Viola da Gamba which is
on display in the musical instrument collection of the Conservatoire of Luxembourg.

The performance took place at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg on 27 April 2013. The production is a fusion of poetry, music, song and projected
photographs in a Gesamtkunstwerk.

Picture of the unusual head of the Viola da Gamba honoured in the very building where it is on show to this day.

In a talk at the Institut français d’écosse in Edinburgh Dana explains the background to I am Viola da Gamba