20:00 – 21:00
Agnethe Christensen & Leah Stuttard (dk/uk)
Agnethe Christensen – voice, cantle, gusli, bells
Leah Stuttard – medieval harp, voice, bells
The non silent tradition
Listening to women’s voices from the distant past is a difficult undertaking, hidden as they so often are by the fact that history writing has been a male pastime for generations. But we know that women are not silent. During the Middle Ages, we can catch glimpses of women’s musical activities in many places, from Chrétien de Troyes to Boccaccio, the Icelandic sagas to Chaucer. And the evidence is clear that in the medieval Arabic world, women were very prominent as singers and poet-composers. It wasn’t just nuns or women of loose morals who were making music in the Western world either.
“La roïne [Yseut] tenoit adonc sa harpe devant li et l’avoit mout bien atempree et harpoit adonc le lai qu’ele avoit fait pour l’amour de monsigneur Tristan…”
We invite listeners to consider our non-silent tradition of women performing, singing, playing, creating.
Tickets: 80 dkk / stud 50 dkk.