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Conference Programme

 

Invited Speakers

 

Jane Alden (Wesleyan University)

 

James Saunders (Bath-Spa University) .

 

 

Workshops

 

Le Basile – Renaissance Masters

Le Basile (Basel, Switzerland) is a group of talented young musicians specialising in music of the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. The group performs throughout Europe and is a regular visitor to the Brighton Early Music Festival.  Concerts are presented on copies of medieval and early Renaissance instruments and the members strive to introduce this ‘little heard’ music to audiences through innovative, informative and entertaining performances.  Recent recitals and workshops in Germany, Switzerland and the UK have received excellent reviews. 

Le Basile believe that medieval music can only thrive within a performing context.  It therefore tries to create immediacy in concerts, drawing the audience into an authentic human experience rather than treating the music as abstract art.  The group always tries to integrate thought and research into its preparation; playing from original manuscripts and old notation where possible, and initiating educational projects on all levels.  It also enjoys collaborating on projects with living composers and has commissioned works from Elizabeth Walling and Patrick Harrex.

 

More information can be found from the official site:

 

http://www.lebasile.co.uk/