Doctoraatslezing en masterclass van Niels Berentsen

Geplaatst op 13 Dec 2016

13 december 2016 (17.30)
Lutherse Kerk, Hooglandse Kerkgracht 26, Leiden (NL)

On December 13th will publicly elucidate his artistic work through a lecture-presentation with ensemble and an open masterclass in which he will teach volunteers at the Lutherse kerk in Leiden.

Niels’ project aims to expand our knowledge of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century polyphony, through music-historical scholarship as well as practical experiences. An in-depth investigation of the material remains of late medieval musical culture—compositions and theoretical writings about music—forms the basis for experiments with polyphonic improvisation above plainchants together with colleague-singers and students. The project has developed new ways of understanding late medieval polyphony, which are useful not only for teaching and analysis, but which may form a stimulus for contemporary performance practices of early music as well.