8th INTERNATIONAL COURSE OF MEDIEVAL MUSIC: 17/21 JULY 2017
July 17 to July 21 2017
8th INTERNATIONAL COURSE OF MEDIEVAL MUSIC
Main theme of the 8th Course: Niccolò da Perugia e la musica a Firenze nel Trecento.
Singing – Patrizia Bovi
Choral singing – Simone Sorini
Lute – Peppe Frana
Flutes, shawn and bagpipes – Goffredo Degli Esposti
Hurdy-gurdy and Symphonia – Giordano Ceccotti (18-21 july)
Fiddle and rebec – Gabriele Russo
Wind Instruments Ensemble/Alta Cappella – Ian Harrison
Medievale and Renaissance percussion – Gabriele Miracle (intensive course, only 20-21 july)
Ensemble class – Goffredo Degli Esposti, Peppe Frana, Gabriele Russo, Simone Sorini, Ian Harrison
“THE MUSIC OF NICCOLÒ PERUGIA”
Ballads, Madrigals and Caccie of love of a Perugian in Florence in the Fourteenth Century.
Discovering the music of Magister Ser Nicholaus Preposito de Perugia, a Perugian composer active, above all, in Florence in the second half of the Fourteenth Century. His production of works, which often set to music texts by poets such as Florentine Soldanieri and Sacchetti is conserved in 21 ballads, 16 madrigals and 4 caccie, and gives us a comprehensive picture of the Fourteenth Century music demonstrating how the Italian Ars Nova alternates high and low period style, with music for the court and music in “bourgeois taste”.
The course aims to provide elements for recostructing the performing practice for plectrum instruments in the vocal and instrumental repertoires of the Fourteenth Century.
The teaching will include technical elements, posture, use of plectrum figures for the articulation of musical phrases, rhythmic and melodic use of drones in monody, ornamentation techniques, exercises for the conscious and functional use ornaments, counterpoint, elements of notation, modal theory, elements of medieval iconography and organology.
The exact repertory will be communicated to students in advance, however the students can propose any medieval repertoire of personal interest.
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PERCUSSION (intensive course, 20-21 july)
During the seminar, students are introduced to percussion played with sticks such as naqqara and side drum.
Seminar participants will study executive techniques, filological sources, instrumental technique and proper rhythms.
Graduated with honors in percussion at the Conservatory of Perugia, he devoted his studies to early music collaborating with Ensemble Micrologus, Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, Pino de Vittorio, I Barocchisti of Diego Fasolis, Pierre Pitzl, Magdalena Kozena, Cecilia Bartoli, Angelo Branduardi, Soqquadro Italiano, La Pifarescha, I Bassifondi of Simone Vallerotonda.
Since 2007 as performer, arranger and composer he collaborates with the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.