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
Ute Goedecke (SE) – vocals, medieval harp, recorder
Per Mattsson (SE) – medieval string instruments
Stefan 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.
July 16th, 2016, at 18:00 - Venue: The Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
Justus Willberg (hydraulis, aulos, cithara)
26th April, 2016 - Venue: Paraninfo Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Valladolid
Música a bordo del Kronan, buque insignia de la Armada Real Sueca (1676)
Tuesday 26th April
Paraninfo Facultad de Derecho, 19:30h
April 9th, 2016, 19:30 - Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB, UK
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
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From left to right: Ensemble Mare Balticum, Miriam Andersén, Roza Poulimenou, Barnaby Brown, Stefan Hagel, Alberto Morelli, John Kenny, Patrick Kenny, Ludi Scænici, Tangatamanu.
John Kenny performs wind music on ancient horns from the Bronze Age and Iron Age
November 19th, 2015, 7:30 PM - Venue: St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield
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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.
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Music from the female trance rituals of Meknes.
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.