Date and location
from April 6, 2009 until April 9, 2009
Improvising Music in the 15th and 16th Century: Contrapunto alla Mente - Chant sur le Livre - Madrigale PassaggiatoEventfrom April 6, 2009 until April 9, 2009
In 2009 Orpheus Institute organizes the seventh edition of its “International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory”. The Orpheus Academy 2009’s theme is “Improvising Music in the 15th and 16th Century: Contrapunto alla Mente – Chant sur le Livre – Madrigale Passaggiato”.
At the junction between musical performance, composition and theory-gathering lie historic improvisation techniques that seem to hover among these musical areas without difficulty. Striking a balance between elements of these competence areas for performers, theoreticians and historians nevertheless proves a formidable challenge, because of the importance of culture-specific characteristics related to notation, invention, creation, acoustics, reception, etc.
True to our tradition, a carefully selected guest faculty has accepted to take on this challenge and to make an important contribution to the development of the artistic and theoretical discourse by presenting 15th- and 16th-century improvisation culture:
- Edoardo Bellotti, Professor of Historical Organ, Musikhochschule Trossingen, Germany
- Johannes Menke, Professor in Historical Theory, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland; Professor in Music Theory, Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany
- Peter Schubert, Associate Professor of Music, McGill University,Quebec Canada
- Rob C. Wegman, Associate Professor of Music, Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A.