Installation of our internet platform
In only one year we constructed our until this day very successful internet platform. We still count several thousand visitors every month. The reason for this is certainly the very high value of our links, the editions and the essays in the internet academy.
First slow listening concerts
In spring of 2005 the ensemble Amarcord performed our first slow listening project De plus en plus, based on a mass of Johannes Ockeghem. The concerts took place during the presentation of our foundation in the Anatomiesaal of the Charité in Berlin and during the festival of ancient music in Quedlinburg.
DNA in concert
The foundation funded a presentation of Thilo Krigar’s DNA put into music…
Slow listening concerts in the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin
Since 2005 the foundation sponsors a series of lunch time concerts presenting one composition first explained and then performed once again.
De plus en plus
Performances of this project in Berlin (Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche) and during the A-capella-festival in Leipzig
The foundation sponsored an interdisciplinary salon with Forum 47 on the topic “banality”.
This year we concentrated on expanding our internet platform and prepared some projects for 2008.
Concert in Gemäldegalerie Berlin
We funded a concert for the opening of the exhibition Sebastiano del Piombo in Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie, the first of many more close cooperation with Berlin’s leading cultural institutions.
De plus en plus
Concert in cooperation with the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg.
First Renaissance Music Festival in Reutlingen
We funded this unique festival and our second slow listening project was performed by the ensemble Penalosa: Eros et ecclesia based on a mass by Johannes Ockeghem.
We funded a concert with anonymous works in the rediscovered Musikarchiv in Russia.
This year we prepared our major project for 2010 and installed the first online editions in the internet Academy.
Et ecce terrae motus during MaerzMusik (Berliner Festspiele)
On March 27 and 28 our until now biggest project based on a mass of Antoine Brumel was performed during the festival MaerzMusik (Berliner Festspiele), supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds with 30.000 Euros. This project undelines our interdisciplinary approach and shows how very old music can still have an impact today. The concert was registered by Kulturradio RBB and a film was produced.
Second Renaissance Music festival in Reutlingen
We funded a concert with improvised music “Super librum cantare”.
New editions and installation of an online player
There are a lot of new and very important editons plublished online. In a very short time we were able to make available most important sources of secular music which have not been available for decades.
Also, we have installed a player so that it is possible to listen to the music online.
Et Ecce Terrae Motus
The biggest project of our foundatione has been performed three times this year:
September: Festival Les Ephémères, Rennes
November: 3rd Renaissance Festival, Reutlingen
Festival surround! Concertgebouw Brugge
Editions and Library
Once again we have enlarged our editions online. There is now the major part of the secular repertory of the second half of te 15th century available.
Moreover, we have enlarged our library considerably.
The foundation has ordered a set of three viols in the style of the 15th century by Richard Earle, Basel. The instruments will be lent to interested musicians for concerts and used for our own recording of chansons by Antoine Busnois (Ensemble Leones).
Dance project Lully dansé – Lully (ge)tanzt
We will develop a new big project connecting the principles of slow listening to dance. Lully’s opera Acis et Galatée will be the basis for a theatrical research of movement, rhythm and expression. Our partners will be Radialsystem V and Institut für Bewegungsforschung of Prof. Brandstetter from FU Berlin. We work on a chamber version to prepare basic elements for this huge project. We are still looking for more partners as the budget with orchestra, dancers and singers will be quite important.
Unfortunately, our lute maker Richard Earle had to interrupt the work on our instruments due to illness. We will have to postpone this project to 2016.
The foundation has published a heretofore unknown 6 voice mass of Antoine Brumel. We try to improve the software of the editing program – it’s very hard to find a knew software expert!
Many more editions, facsimile sources, essays of the founder etc. in our Academy section
Our fourth project is created during the ION Festival in Nürnberg.
The consort is finally complete! The instruments are already borrowed for several concerts. Planning of own concerts for 2018.
We published the frist editon of the recently discovered Leuven chansonnier with chansons by Ockeghem, Busnois, and 15 unica.