Hamelin Anno 1284: On the Trail of the Pied Piper

Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 IST - Fri, 09 May 2014 14:00:00 IST, 13:00

At Chapel of the Poor Clares, Nuns Island

Organised by Medieval Studies & Galway Early Music

PART OF THE GALWAY EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL, MAY 8-11: The historical text sources of the “exitus puerorum” from Hamelin suggest a charismatic musician whose foreign appearance and exotic effect of his music triggered off a wave of fascination among the town’s inhabitants. The flute programme “On the trail of the Pied Piper” is based on intensive musicological research focused on the mediæval monodies in the minnesinger tradition of the thirteenth century and ancient Slavic music from the Baltic area. This project is however not purely focused on historical performance practice, but also on artistic imagination, evoking the seductive effect of the magical music played by the foreign piper, his hypnotic flute tunes, archaic improvisation, trancelike rhythms and allusions to music from faraway countries — the sounds of foreign lands which have remained irresistible since time immemorial. Tickets: E12 / E10 concession / E5 under 16s Info and booking: http://www.galwayearlymusic.com

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