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in Echo

Biography

in Echo is a diverse and colourful ensemble that aims to explore the rich repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries, attempting to learn from - and engage with - a different type of musicianship. The ensemble also commissions and performs new music for old instruments.

It is natural to believe that people have always experienced the world much as we do today, but the truth is rather different. Fundamental attitudes such as man's place in the universe, or the nature of society, evolve and alter over time; the same is true with music. Musical training in the 16th and 17th centuries was very different fromthat which most classical musicians receive today, withthe result that musicians developed a different skill-set and understanding of music from its most fundamental aspects. This included skill in improvisation, a different view of harmony, sensitivity to mode and a belief in the rhetorical power of music.

We cannot click our fingers and 'become' musicians of the 16th century, but we can try to learn the things they learned, and explore the skills we know they developed. The aim is not purely academic, but to arrive at performances that resonate more to modern audiences.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Gawain Glenton

Postal address
4 Fairmont Terrace, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3JS

Members Names
Gawain Glenton - cornetto
Emily White - sackbut
Bojan Cicic - baroque violin
Richard Boothby - viol
Silas Wollston - organ/harpsichord

Telephone Number
+44 (0) 7912 178862

Email address
info@inecho.co.uk

Website address
www.inecho.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/ensembleinecho http://twitter.com/inecho_ensemble