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Ignota presents: Unknown Language by Hildegard of Bingen & Huw Lemmey, w/ Bhanu Kapil, Alice Spawls

London, 17.09.20

Focus on Hildegard Von Bingen

On the Feast Day of Hildegard of Bingen, Ignota Books presents Unknown Language, a new novel by Hildegard of Bingen and Huw Lemmey with Bhanu Kapil and Alice Spawls. Ranging from speculative mysticism, Hildegard’s mystical invented language Lingua Ignota, apocalyptic visions, sonic revelations and the greening power of viriditas, this show explores the life and work of the polymath, healer, composer, scientist and mystic visionary, channelling her messages for the 21st century.

Ignota invites you to a book launch to celebrate the launch of Unknown Language with Huw Lemmey, Bhanu Kapil and Alice Spawls, with Elvia Wilk in the chair on 17 September, 7pm BST on Zoom. BOOK HERE


Huw Lemmey as Hildegard of Bingen Narration by Octavia Bright Hannah Gregory as God Bhanu Kapil reads the story of Pinky Agarwalia Alice Spawls as Dr Alice Spawls Script by Ignota - Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers

Collection: The Human Voice


  • Aura Satz
    Tuning Forks For Hildegard
  • Cora Schmeiser, Lucia Mense
    Ordo Virtutum, Prolog: Virtutes
  • Hildegard Of Bingen, Barbara Thornton
    Spiritus Sanctus Vivificans Vite
  • Holly Herndon 
  • Aura Satz
    Onomatopoeic Alphabet
  • Jenna Sutela 
    nimiia vibié I
  • Ayesha Tan-Jones
    Shadow Happy
  • Hildegard Of Bingen, Barbara Thornton
    O Viridissima Virga
  • Hildegard Of Bingen, Jeremy Summerly: Oxford Camerata
    Ave Generosa
  • Aura Satz
    Tuning Forks For Hildegard