Archæo Trip: a journey through time, light and sound
April 1st, 2017, at 18:00 – Venue: Sala Consiliare del Palazzo Comunale, Piazza G. Matteotti, 5 - Tarquinia (VT), Italy
(Photographer: Pino Ninfa © - click to see the whole picture)
Audiovisual performance by Tangatamanu & Pino Ninfa (preview of the forthcoming EMAP exhibition Archæomusica: musical instruments and sounds from ancient Europe).
Tangatamanu (Alberto Morelli, Stefano Scarani and guests): conches, bansuri, piffero, prepared piano, adungo, marranzano, bullroarers, Etruscan clay horn, sistra, live electronics, soundscapes, pre-recorded tracks
Pino Ninfa: concept and pictures
Ancient Classical Music
The Art Of The Muse: Stefan Hagel, one of the greatest music experts of antiquity, proposes a tour of the earliest written melodies, presenting echoes of Greek musical culture, with instruments as kitharas, lyres and auloi.
Hydraulis: With the magnificent reconstruction of a hydraulis showed in the Arqueomúsica exhibition, Justus Willberg will unveil all the secrets of the first key instrument of history. In addition, he will play other Roman instruments with the Ludi Scaenici group.
(Aulos, tibiae, horn, finger cymbals)
(Aulos, tibiae, lyra, horn, tympanum)
(Cornu, horn, cymbal, tympanum)
(Tuba, horn, oblicuum calamum, Croteau, tympanum)
Soundscapes of Rome: through reconstructions of archaeological tools, Ludi Scaenici approach the game music and celebrations in Rome, taking fragments of Latin comedy and experimenting with possible popular music of the time.
Arqueomúsica - Exhibition Opening and Concert
EMAP exhibition – ARQUEOMÚSICA ¡Así sonaba la Europa antigua! – has been inaugurated in Valladolid, Spain, on February 7th. It will stay at the Museo de la Ciencia until May 21st, 2017. The Mayor of Valladolid, the Dean of the University and members of the EMAP team gathered together for celebrating the occasion.
The exhibition’s opening was accompanied by a musical event, which had a remarkable success: more than 500 people showed up for the concert, but, unluckily, some of them could not attend it because the full capacity of the auditorium was reached swiftly and, therefore, two of the EMAP musicians got out of the venue and showed at least some of the wonderful instruments to a grateful audience.
Patrick Kenny played the magnificent brass instruments from ancient Europe, Barnaby Brown performed on single, double and triple pipes from different ages and places, Miriam Andersén presented an amazing journey through Viking music and poetry, and Arqueoescena concluded the event performing Greek musical fragments.
From the Conch to the Carnyx
November 27th, 2016, at 17:00 – Venue: The Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
Mighty Voices of Bronze and Power: symbols of the highest rank among Celts and Etruscans, the awesome trumpets known as carnyces and litui by ancient Greeks and Romans, finally, are singing again after a very long silence.
John Kenny & Patrick Kenny – Tintignac carnyx, Deskford carnyx, Loughnashade horn, Etruscan lituus, shell trumpet
Mediterranean Soundscapes: a weaving of sounds, blending ancient and ethnic instruments with electronic samples and drones, to share a collective dive into the stream of time and celebrating the oldest Mediterranean ancestors.
Alberto Morelli (aka Tangatamanu) – shell trumpet, shell vocals, transverse bamboo flute, sipsi, frame drum, live electronics, samples
This concert will feature music originally included in the CD “The Voice of the Carnyx”, in the new EMAP CD “Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe” and in the soundtrack produced for the multimedia installation of Pani Loriga, a Phoenician-Punic site in Sardinia.
Kēlēthmós Trio presents “The Art of the Muses”
Ensemble Mare Balticum presents “The Sinking of the Kronan”
August 20, 2016, at 18:00 – Venue: the Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
The Art of the Muses
Classical Antiquity is the only music culture of the more distant past that has left written melodies in addition to a wealth of music-related literature and artwork. Ensemble Kelethmos combines the scholarly expertise of Dr. Stefan Hagel, Vienna, with the art of the Greek singer Rosa Poulimenou and British piper Callum Armstrong in bringing that music back to life. Its hallmark is scientific rigour in reconstructing and playing ancient instruments, notably the concert kithara and various kinds of double pipes. Their performances include surviving songs from Hellenistic and Roman times as well as re-compositions and improvisations reaching as far back in time as the beginning of European literature.
Stefan Hagel – kithara, lyra, aulos, vocal;
Rosa Poulimenou – vocal;
Callum Armstrong – aulos.
The Sinking of the Kronan
Ensemble Mare Balticum is the early music ensemble of the regional music institution Musik i Syd and the only Swedish full-time ensemble in this category. The musicians play on the same types of musical instruments that were found on the wreck of the Royal Swedish Flagship Kronan (the Royal Crown), which exploded and sank in the Baltic Sea in 1676. All wind instruments, stringed instruments and percussions are represented in the finds that have been retrieved. Of the 842 men in the crew only 40 were saved. The wreck has been called “Pompeii of the Baltic Sea”. Who performed music on board, for whom was the music intended, when and what did they play? The concert contains music that may have been performed in different contexts on board Kronan: in the Admiral’s cabin, at the Regimental Prayer, in the Officers’ cabin and at the Sailors’ work.
ENSEMBLE MARE BALTICUM:
Ute Goedecke – vocals, recorder, baroque violin, shawm
Per Mattsson – baroque violin, fiddle
Dario Losciale – viola da gamba
Stefan Wikström – sackbut, natural trumpet
Fredrik Persson – curtal, shawm
Tommy Johansson – lute, baroque guitar
Johan Folker – percussion instruments
Narrator: Cajsa S. Lund
Special production by EMAP and Ystad Jazz Festival
Paolo Fresu & Daniele di Bonaventura present “In maggiore” and “Hits of the ancient Hellenes and Early Europeans” with members of the Ensemble Mare Balticum
August 3, 2016, at 22:30 – Venue: The Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
Aino Lund Lavoipierre (SE) – vocalsUte Goedecke (SE) – vocals, medieval harp, recorderPer Mattsson (SE) – medieval string instrumentsStefan Wikström (SE) – sackbut, percussion.
Paolo Fresu & Daniele di Bonaventura presented their latest musical production as a duo – In maggiore – (published by ECM in 2015) and a special project featuring ancient music and songs – Hits of the ancient Hellenes and Early Europeans – performed along with musicians from Ensemble Mare Balticum.
This special concert has been co-produced by the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) – coordinated by the Municipality of Tarquinia, Italy – and the Ystad Jazz Festival.
It has been performed at Ystad Abbey within the framework of EMAP’s travelling exhibition – Archæomusica – which is hosted there from June 6 to January 8.
The concert featured an exclusive session where ancient Greek music, the earliest Nordic songs and the Italian laude have met present-day jazz from southern Europe – Italy!
The ancient scores have been performed by musicians from the Ensemble Mare Balticum – a Swedish group specializing in early music – side by side with the brand-new arrangements and improvisations of the Italian duo.
Ensemble Mare Balticum is managed by the Swedish EMAP co-organiser, Musik i Syd. Paolo Fresu & Daniele di Bonaventura are managed by Pannonica
Sound pictures from ancient Rome
July 16th, 2016, at 18:00 - Venue: The Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
Glimpses of Roman games and ceremonies, frames taken from the Latin comedy and also some insight on the popular music performed at that time, with the Ludi Scænici and Justus Willberg.
Cristina Majnero (aulos, tibiae, bucina, crotala), Roberto Stanco (aulos, tibiae, lyra, bucina, tympanum), Gaetano Delfini (cornu, bucina, cymbala, tympanum), Daniele Ercoli (tuba, bucina, oblicuum calamum, crotala, tympanum), Mirco Mungari (tympanum, vocal).
Justus Willberg (hydraulis, aulos, cithara)
There will be a Seminar and a Concert by the Swedish Music Archaeologists Cajsa S. Lund and the early music Swedish group Ensemble Mare Balticum, around the musical instruments recovered from the Kronan shipwreck and the repertoire of 17th Century Sweden, in an event that shows the fruitful collaboration within EMAP of Musik i Syd and the University of Valladolid.
Música a bordo del Kronan, buque insignia de la Armada Real Sueca (1676)
Ensemble Mare Balticum
Tuesday 26th April
Paraninfo Facultad de Derecho, 19:30h
From the Cave to the Rave
April 9th, 2016, 19:30 - Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB, UK
Astounding reproductions of ancient musical instruments and sound tools - from European prehistory until the dawn of Western Music - will be gathered together in Glasgow for the very first time, and played by a large ensemble of music specialists. EMAP musicians - groups and soloists coming from across Europe - will lead the audience in a special tour through our common past, dating back up to many thousands of years ago. All of the working reproductions that will be played in this amazing event have been carefully modelled on original archaeological finds - dating from Upper Palaeolithic to the end of the Viking Age - hence allowing the listeners to travel in time, on the waves of the actual sounds of our ancestors.With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.Buy tickets at RCS Box Office
From left to right: Ensemble Mare Balticum, Miriam Andersén, Roza Poulimenou, Barnaby Brown, Stefan Hagel, Alberto Morelli, John Kenny, Patrick Kenny, Ludi Scænici, Tangatamanu.
Dragon's Voices - The Ancient Celtic Music of the CarnyxJohn Kenny performs wind music on ancient horns from the Bronze Age and Iron AgeNovember 19th, 2015, 7:30 PM - Venue: St Paul's Hall, University of HuddersfieldBuy tickets here www.store.hud.ac.uk
Leading Scottish music archaeology performer John Kenny, plays music which illustrates the early development of wind instruments. He will perform on a reconstructed model of the 2,000 year-old Tintignac Carnyx as well as two others from Deskford, along with a number of other ancient horns and a reconstruction of the Loughnashade Horn, an Iron Age instrument from Ireland. The Carnyx is an instrument found in a range of countries from 200BC to 200AD. EMAP has reconstructed a model of the Tintignac Carnyx, and it is suggested that this model, as well as two others from Desford, will be performed together in the concert, along with a number of other ancient horns, illustrating the early development of wind instruments.The concert will feature a Question and Answer session, where audience members can find out much more about this fascinating subject.Find out more by following this link
Popular Moroccan Music From The City Of Meknes
The music played by the female groups or malmaates accompanied by frame drums and clay drums is one of the most interesting patrimonies of the city of Meknes. The songs praising the saint spirit of Lala Malika are played by this professional groups in different festive occasions, specially for the accompaniment of female Trance. The evidence of Trance feminine and effeminate rituals goes back to the antiquity, and for the Islamic world is attested since the Middle Ages. Archaeological, iconographical and written sources suggest that this professional females groups playing in popular rituals were common in al-Andalus and disappeared with the Christianization of the territory. Meanwhile, only 12 km across the strait of Gibraltar, this feminine music is more alive than ever.
Music from the female trance rituals of Meknes.
John Kenny’s concert in Naves
Et le son du carnyx résonne à nouveau…
November 8th, 2014, 8:30 p.m. – Eglise de Naves (Corrèze), France
The magnificent Tintignac Carnyx has remained silent for 2,000 years.
The exceptional concert of John Kenny in Naves - the town where fragments of 7 carnyces were discovered ten years ago by the archaeologist Christophe Maniquet, in the Gallic and Gallo-roman site of Tintignac – has been a unique opportunity for a dive into the sound of the past. As a member of EMAP, John Kenny will perform all around Europe with this wonderful carnyx – newly reconstructed by Jean Boisserie – and an exciting preview of his performance took place in the 14th century church of Naves, with its outstanding Baroque altarpiece as the imposing background. The Tintignac Association, which is working for the cultural development of the local archaeological heritage, organised this event and the audience listened to the voice of this wonderful bronze trumpet for the first time since the Gallic period.
Watch the "In situ Carnyx" reportage by France 3 Limousin
Galway Early Music Festival 2014
Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 May - Various venues in Galway, Ireland
The European Music Archaeology Project participated in the Festival with a team of scholars (Cajsa Lund, Emiliano Li Castro, Stefan Hagel) and musicians (Åke Egevad, Ensemble Mare Balticum, Peter Holmes, Barnaby Brown, John Kenny, Ludi Scænici).
Have you ever heard a , or a or a lyre? Wondered what Nero fiddled as Rome burned or what Larry Loinsigh’s harp sounded like? This year’s festival presented a series of concerts, lectures and workshops which provided a fascinating glimpse into the early musical culture of Europe, following the development of European music from ancient to early medieval and renaissance in a programme guaranteed to delight and astonish the audience.
It was a unique opportunity to see and hear all sorts of early horns such as the bronze-age Irish horns, the amazing animal headed carnyx, and Roman cornua, tubae and bucinae as well as lyres, tibiae, early Irish harp, triple pipes and all sorts of rattles, percussion and many other early sound tools.
Watch the video "AD/BC: An Archaeomusicological Adventure 2014"
Watch the video "2014 Galway Early Music Festival Highlights"