me:mo episode 26
Four players are gathered around a table. Illuminated by waning candlelight: books, a lute, a dagger, wine in a chalice, gold and silver coins, and scattered between them the twenty-two triomphes of the tarot, as it was printed in Paris around 1620.
❧ Tarot de Paris, the CD and 256-page book, are available to order here.
me:mo episode 25
❧ What is Polyphony and why does it sound so boring?
❧ Daniele Barbaro’s Renaissance Architecture
❧ Gioseffo Zarlino’s sounding geometry
❧ Alberti’s rational perspective
❧ Leonardo’s aesthetic of ruin
❧ A new composition
me:mo episode 24
❧ Keynote held at the Digital Cultures conference in Warsaw:
❧ The issue with preserved music
❧ The question for Early Music’s relevance
❧ Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas and Proust’s mémoire involuntaire
❧ How me:mo works
❧ Digital court culture
me:mo episode 23
❧ My CD-debut »Bella incognita – The imagination of Marco dall'Aquila« on glossa.
❧ Pietro Aretino's pornographic sonnets
❧ Pietro Aron and the Greek modes
❧ Il est bel et bon & the fallacy of a »sexless past«
me:mo episode 22
❧ Dance and portraiture in Elizabethan England
❧ Social Networks and court society
❧ John Dowland’s dedication pieces
❧ Nicholas Hilliard’s miniatures
❧ Aristotle’s phantasmata
❧ Guest performance: A brand new lute song with Carine Tinney!
me:mo episode 21
❧ Interview with improvising lutenist Bor Zuljan, Geneva.
❧ The newly reconstructed »bray harp lute«, according to Vincenzo Capirola.
❧ Speculations on the lute's sound aesthetic.
❧ Improvisation in the Renaissance.
❧ Francesco da Milano's »Fantasia a dui liutti« played with silver thimbles.
me:mo episode 20
❧ The Vincenzo Capirola lute manuscript.
❧ Methods of preserving music for eternity.
❧ The first »piano« sign and ornament indications in music history.
❧ What Renaissance men thought of music from the 70s.
❧ About illuminated manuscripts.
me:mo episode 19
❧ CD review: graindelavoix’ »Portrait of the Artist as a Starved Dog«
❧ Cipriano de Rore and the Madrigal
❧ Vocal Aesthetics in Flanders, Corsica, Georgia and England
❧ Titian’s style shift
❧ Lute intabulation: »Se ben il duol«
me:mo episode 18
❧ The cultural significance of strings.
❧ Broken strings found in Vanitas still lifes.
❧ How to deal with a broken string, Marco dall’Aquila’s »Recercar senza canto«.
❧ Tuning as a metaphorical ceremony.
❧ A brand new composition.
me:mo episode 17
❧ What Christmas means to us.
❧ – and where this feeling comes from.
❧ Piero della Francesca, Josquin Desprez, Gerard David, Arcangelo Corelli and their take on the nativity.
❧ How music transports an emotion through time.
❧ Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros enstsprungen / Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming.