EMAP - The Final Countdown
May 31st from 11:30 AM - Venue: WEGIL, Largo Ascianghi 5, Rome - Trastevere
WEGIL will host the book’s presentation “Music and Sounds in Ancient Europe. European Music Archaeology Project’s Contributions” with a final concert by Miriam Andersén, John Kenny and the Ludi Scaenici group.




Barnaby Brown & Stef Conner: 40,000 years in 40 minutes
May 23rd, 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Venue: Nicosia Municipal Multipurpose Center, 40 Nikiforou Foka str., 1016 Nicosia, Cyprus

EMAP has come to the end after a long period full of hard work and dedication. Along with Orpheus – who is represented playing his lyre in Pafos’ mosaics – and with a presentation of the project’s results, EMAP’s epilogue will be celebrated in Cyprus with a concert, organised by the Cyprus Institute in collaboration with the Municipality of Tarquinia.


Exhibition: Sonidos de la Protohistoria
18th May - 4th November - Venue: Museo Numantino de Soria, Spain

This exhibition with more than a hundred fragments from original archaeological instruments from the 2nd Century BC to the 1st Century AC has been organized in collaboration with EMAP and contains a small Archaeomusica Multimedia Satellite exhibition, including documentaries, audiofiles and other multimedia devices.


  Concert: Mouthpieces of the Gods
May 18th 2018, Venue: Monasterio de San Juan de Duero, Soria (Spain)

John Kenny will play on the 18th May for the opening of the exhibition Sonidos de la Protohistoria and the International Museum´s Day in the Medieval church of San Juan de Duero (Soria), at 19:30h. The program will consist in some of the compositions made for his last EMAP Album: Dragon Voices (naxos) and with the replicas that are the result of the research carried out within EMAP.


A Doublepipe School: Euterpe 2018
Tarquinia, May 3rd-6th, 2018 – Venue: Hotel Velcamare
The doublepipe was the most popular musical instrument of ancient Greece and Rome. This inaugural Euterpe school, led by Callum Armstrong and Barnaby Brown, is named after the Greek muse of music, the “Giver of delight”.

Ludi Scænici: Sound Pictures from Ancient Rome - Tangatamanu & Pino Ninfa: Archæo Trip
April 29th, 2018, 3:00 PM to 20:00 PM – Venue: Herculaneum Archaeological Park, Italy
Two archaeomusical performances in Herculaneum’s Archaeological Park

 Archaeomusica - The Sounds and Music of Ancient Europe
40,000 years of music history in Europe - A multimedia travelling exhibition with musical performances.
January 18 - May 27, 2018 at the Archaeologisches Landesmuseum Brandenburg

How Jack Discovered Music: a children’s programme by Cantefable
Brandenburg an der Havel, January 18th, 2018, 10:00 and 11:15 AM - Venue: Archäologisches Landesmuseum Brandenburg
Cantefable presents a refreshing blend of medieval and traditional music interwoven with stories and dance which transports the listener to far-off times and places, also giving the children many opportunities to participate and to sing along.

  Sound Pictures from Ancient Rome - Performance by the Ludi Scænici

Rome, November 5th, 2017, 12:00 AM - Venue: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Glimpses of Roman games and ceremonies, fragments from the Latin literature and also some insights on the popular music performed at that time.


From Hohle Fels to the Highlands  & Trumpets and Horns from Ancient Europe
Rome, October 27th, 2017, 6:30 PM - Venue: Accademia Nazionale di Danza 
An amazing two-set show, that displays ancestral soundscapes from a travel through time and space, surfing with Barnaby Brown on the sound waves of single-, double- and triple-pipe – from Paleolithic caves to the end of the 1st Millennium – and listening to the awesome voice of the trumpets and horns once known by ancient Greeks and Romans as carnyces, litui and cornua – symbols of high rank among Celts and Etruscans – played by John & Patrick Kenny
ARCHÆOMUSICA - The Sounds and Music of Ancient Europe
Rome, October 11th to December 11th, 2017 - Venue: Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica (ex Cartiera Latina)
An original time travel, from the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age, from the great classical civilitations to the Middle Ages, which uses the sounds of the instruments found in various European archaeological sites as a guide.
The ARCHÆOMUSICA exhibition was inaugurated in October 11th, 2017, at 5 P.M. with a performance of the Ensemble Mare Balticum & Miriam Andersén, Arqueoescena and Ludi Scænici. The ARCHÆOMUSICA set up has been made by Regione Lazio.

  ARCHÆO HITS - Paolo Fresu, Daniele di Bonaventura and Ensemble Mare Balticum

October 3rd, 2017, 9:00 P.M. - Venue: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi

Paolo Fresu, Daniele di Bonaventura and four Swedish virtuosos from the Ensemble Mare Balticum make us listen to some of the oldest European musics, reconstructing ancient scores with the expressive freedom and improvisational practice of jazz.


    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.

EMAP on Rai3 TGR Lazio
On June 11th at 7:30 PM, RaiTre TGR Lazio - the Italian TV programme about news from the Lazio region - talked about the #Archaeomusica exhibition and the European Music Archaeology Project.
Watch the archived episode on RaiTre's website (Italian)

Music From The Edge Of Time - The fourth EMAP CD is out!
Music From The Edge Of Time is the fourth of a 5 CD series born from a collaboration between the University of Huddersfield, EMAP, and Delphian Records, and co-produced by Rupert Till.

Music From The Edge Of Time - Palaeolithic Bone Flutes Of France & Germany
Flautist Anna Friederike Potengowski & Georg Wieland Wagner


Soundgate App
The Soundgate App allows you to interactively explore a number of archaeological sites as they might have looked in the ancient past: as well as seeing what they look like, you can also hear what they sounded like.
Download it on Play Store and App Store


Pocket edition of EMAP exhibition Archæomusica
An exhibition that shows that… “Music is the ‘sound’ evidence of the common roots of European cultures”. Music can reveal facts about ancient civilizations, since it has created a network of relationships and points of contact among us long before we became aware of our common identity in Europe.
29 May – 21 August 2017, 08:30-17:00 – Venue: Kato Pafos Archaeological Park, Paphos (Cyprus)
Free admission

ARCHÆOMUSICA in Tarquinia: the concerts
Double live show presenting several EMAP groups and soloists and an amazing array of the ancient instruments reconstructed in the framework of the Project.
May 12th and 13th, 2017, at 18:00 – Venue: Cinema Etrusco, Via della Caserma, 32 – Tarquinia (VT), Italy
Free admission



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

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

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 






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