This a draft programme, subject to modification.
BOZAR - BRUSSELS
HOUSE OF POLYPHONY - LEUVEN
ADDITIONAL - HOUSE OF POLYPHONY VISIT IN LEUVEN
Located on the magnificent cultural site of the Parc Abbey, near Leuven, the Alamire Foundation has set itself the goal of stimulating, coordinating and conducting academic and practical research on the music scene of the Low Countries from the Middle Ages until 1800. It carries out both research and valorisation activities through the House of Polyphony (which houses a concert space and a collection of musical instruments) and the Library of Voices (where the study of plainchant and polyphony is disseminated using the latest technologies in the Alamire Sound Labs and Alamire Digital Lab).
Registration and welcome coffee
OPENING KEYNOTE - AS EARLY AS THE DAY WITHOUT YESTERDAY
With greetings from Momo, Alice, Darlene, Wajeda and Enheduanna
Is it too late for Early Music? We’ve been staring through the keyhole at the loudly ticking wall clock for a while now. Maybe we should try a different key? The labels have the words time, elements and garden written on them. Let’s use them to tackle the themes of the conference in an unorthodox manner.
Jelle Dierickx, Flanders Festival Mechelen Kempen
PANEL - THE Impact of EU policies on Early Music
The impact of EU policies on Early Music: how does an international network pass on the information to the sector, shaping their activities? How do networks inform policymakers and contribute to their actions? This discussion will shed light on the interplay between international networks and the early music sector, highlighting the importance of effective collaboration in driving meaningful change.
Peter de Laurentiis, Cappella Pratensis
Gabriele Rosana, Culture Action Europe
Cherry Fricker, Eeemerging+
Moderator: Stef Coninx, Alamire Foundation
Our partner Kunstenpunt, the Flanders art institute, will offer the first musical moment of the conference in Bozar. To open the festivities, they have selected the two ensembles, Osuna and Hathor Consort.
Osuna Trio builds bridges between Anatolia and southern Siberia, past and present. The Turkish strings of the saz and tanbur blend with those of Siberian harps (chatkhan) and medieval fiddles, creating a silky hybrid texture.
Hathor Consort is renowned for its consort music from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, using various instrumental combinations with a string ensemble of violas da gamba as the central element.
Included in the Summit ticket.
PANEL - DEFINING HERITAGE: COOPERATION IN EARLY MUSIC
Focusing on the national level, this session will examine the importance of cooperation projects and their role in defining the musical heritage of their respective regions, facilitating the preservation and dissemination of Early Music heritage.
Tina Vadaneaux, Continuo Foundation
Ward Bosmans, Flanders Arts Institute
Moderator: Richard Heason, The Creatively Curious
OPENING NIGHT - COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Salle Henry Le Bœuf
CONCERT - I Gemelli
The first concert of the Summit organised by our partner Bozar, Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria is performed by I Gemelli, a young French ensemble founded by the Chilean-Swiss tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro.
The ensemble features a splendid cast including Fleur Barron, Emöke Barath and Zachary Wilder. Together they will transform this tale of the union between Ulysses and his beloved Penelope into a breathtaking evening.