Music in the Stone Age
XV Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology & Workshop of the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP)
August 24th-27th, 2017 - Venue: Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts - Ljubljana (Slovenia)
The XV Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from August 24-27, 2017. The symposium is intended to establish a platform of current research on topics such as prehistoric human music cultures and their respective sound tools, or the archaeoacoustics of caves and other prehistoric sites.

Archæomusica: strumenti musicali e suoni dell’antica Europa
Inauguration of the first pocket edition of EMAP exhibition Archæomusica
April 8th, 2017, at 18:00 – Venue: Barriera S. Giusto, ex Sala Capitolare degli Agostiniani di San Marco, Tarquinia (VT), Italy
Free admission

Archæo Trip: a journey through time, light and sound
Audiovisual performance by Tangatamanu & Pino Ninfa (preview of the forthcoming pocket edition of the EMAP exhibition - Archæomusica: musical instruments and sounds from ancient Europe).
April 1st, 2017, at 18:00 – Venue: Sala Consiliare del Palazzo Comunale, Tarquinia (VT), Italy.
Free admission

Ancient Classical Music
April 1st, 2017 h 19:00 - Venue: Auditorium of the Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid
Free admission with invitation

Stefan Hagel (lyra, kithara, aulos) Conference-concert: The Art Of The Muse

Justus Willberg (Hydraulis, aulos, kithara) Conference-concert about the Hydraulis

Ludi Scaenici Concert

"Blasts From The Past" Documentary release
Museo de la Ciencia, Valladolid
10th March 2017
Title: Blasts From The Past
Duration: 63 mins
Director: Adam McIlwaine
DoP: Ray Tallan
Editor: Florian Nonnemacher
Synopsis: Blasts From The Past brings together music archaeology, instrument reconstruction and performance on a visual and aural journey of discovery revealing the stories behind a number of long forgotten ancient musical instruments.

ARQUEOMÚSICA - ¡Así sonaba la Europa antigua!
Touring Exhibition
Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid
February 7 - May 21, 2017
Opening Concert
February 7th, 2017, 18:00 - 20:00 h Venue: Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid

EMAP on TGR Leonardo
On December 30th at 2:50 PM, RaiTre TGR Leonardo - the Italian TV programme about science news - talked about the European Music Archaeology Project.

The European Music Archaeology Project is on Il Manifesto!
You can read the full articles by following these links:
Lo scenario sonoro delle civiltà classiche e delle genti del nord
Note di battaglia per audaci guerrieri

From the Conch to the Carnyx
Concert with John Kenny, Patrick Kenny and Alberto Morelli (aka Tangatamanu)
November 27, 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.
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.

European Researchers’ Night 2016
September 30th, 2016 - Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid, Valladolid - Spain
EMAP has been presented again in the European Researchers' Night 2016.

The Art of the Muses and The Sinking of the Kronan
2-set concert with Kēlēthmós Trio and Ensemble Mare Balticum
August 20, 2016, at 18:00 – Venue: The Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
The Art of the Muses: resurrected lyres and double-pipes together with the oldest readable melodies bring alive echoes of the music culture that gave rise to Western literature.
The Sinking of the Kronan: a perfect case in music archaeology, based on the finds retrieved from the wreck of the Swedish Royal flagship Kronan, foundered in the Baltic Sea in 1676.

In maggiore and Hits of the ancient Hellenes and Early Europeans

August 3, 2016, at 22:30 – Venue: The Abbey Church, St Petri Kyrkoplan, 27160 Ystad, Sweden.
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.

Sound pictures from ancient Rome
Concert with the Ludi Scænici and Justus Willberg.
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.



Il 3D nei Beni Culturali: uso e post-produzione
Seminar and Workshop
Italy, (Viterbo), June 24-27, 2016
Theorical lesson about the use and post-production of 3D laser scan
Practical lesson about 3D post-production



Spellweaving - The first EMAP CD is out
Spellweaving is the first of a 5 CD series born from a collaboration between the University of Huddersfield, EMAP, and Delphian Records, and co-produced by Rupert Till.

Spellweaving: Ancient music from the Highlands of Scotland
Barnaby Brown, Clare Salaman, Bill Taylor


ARCHÆOMUSICA - Music, this is how it began!
Exhibition, concerts, lectures
6 June 2016 - 8 January 2017


The European Music Archaeology Project is on The International New York Times!
You can read the full article and listen to the audio files by following this link 






Música a bordo del Kronan - 26th April, 2016  - Venue: Paraninfo Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Valladolid
There will be 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.



  Seminar and Concert
III Jornadas de Música Antigua - April 15th-29th, 2016 - Venue: Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Together with several conferences by top scholars, 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. 


9° EMAP General Meeting
UK (Glasgow) - April 10-12, 2016






From the Cave to the Rave - April 9th, 2016, 19:30 - Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 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. 


Dragon's Voices - The Ancient Celtic Music of the Carnyx
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
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.


Conference and concert
Brass Instruments from Ancient Europe
Viterbo, November 11th – 13th, 2015, Aula Magna del complesso storico di S. Maria in Gradi, Università degli Studi della Tuscia
Brass instruments play an important part in EMAP, partly because so many have survived and partly because they played such an important role in both the ritual and artistic life of the past.
The 2015 EMAP Conference in Viterbo will gather together all these instruments to celebrate their past, bringing with them researchers, makers and players to join together in the task of reawakening the spirits of the ancient world.

8° EMAP General Meeting
Austria (Wien) – October 13-15, 2015

  Seminar and Workshop
Instrumentos musicales de barro: Arqueología, Etnografía y Experimentación
(Clay Musical instruments: Archaeology, Etnography and Experimentation)
Spain (Bailén), 8-11th September 2015
The University of Valladolid and the European Music Archaeology Project are organizing in Bailén (Jaén) a Seminar and Workshop in collaboration with the Municipality of Bailén, a village well known for its ancient pottery traditions. The seminar will be dedicated to the study of the production process of clay musical instruments both from the perspective of archaeology and ethnography, bringing together researchers and traditional craftsmen.  

Poland (Biskupin) - August 17-21, 2015
14th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology

7° EMAP General Meeting
United Kingdom (Huddersfield) – June 17-19, 2015

 One Day Symposium

VISTA - Visual Interactive and Sound Technology in Archaeology
Huddersfield, 16th June 2015, Sir George Buckley Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield
This symposium collects together researchers working in digital modelling and reconstruction, app development, acoustic modelling,
interactive design, audio-visual applications, and multimedia, and their relationships to archaeology, heritage science, cultural industries
and museums. 

EMAP Exhibition Conference
Germany (Berlin) – March 27-28, 2015

6° EMAP General Meeting
Germany (Berlin) – March 25-26, 2015




 Seminar, Workshop and Concert

Música e identidad en el Mediterráneo - Mujeres, Ritos y Trance desde la antigüedad al presente
Valladolid, 4 - 6 March 2015, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras - Universidad de Valladolid

Seminar on female music and identities in the Mediterranean from the antiquity to the present. This event has been organized by the EMAP, the Music Archaeology Study Group of the Spanish Musicological Society, the DRUM Marie Curie Research project and the Aula de Música of the University of Valladolid.


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