20:00 – 22:00
Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival 2015 – SOLO!
ELIZABETH GAVER (us/no) – medieval fiddles, photographs
“nordic fiddle/color and pattern“
Elizabeth Gavers interest in exploring possible nordic influences on medieval tune construction and playing style began in 1995 with the Sequentia theater piece “Edda Eins”. She visited Norway and studied the oldest dance and listening tunes for the hardingfele, incorporating some of their characteristics in pieces for medieval fiddles.
She continued to experiment with nordic elements in several other projects including the Swedish trio, Ulv, Sequentia’s “Rheingold Curse”, and a performance of the Norwegian ballad, “Draumkvedet”. This solo program presents elaborations and re-workings of the music she created for these projects.
Elizabeth Gaver has earned degrees from Stanford University, The Juilliard School and the University of Oslo. She has studied medieval performance practice with Thomas Binkley at Indiana University and with the founders of the medieval ensemble Sequentia, Benjamin Bagby and Barbara Thornton at the Vancouver summer course. She began performing with Sequentia in 1992 and was a core member for many years. She has participated in over a dozen recordings as well as several music-drama productions. Her work included developing ways of accompanying different genres of medieval vocal music and the construction or composition of instrumental pieces.
In addition, she has performed and recorded on medieval fiddles with Modus Ensemble, Pro Musica Antiqua Oslo and Laude Illustre. She is a member of the Swedish trio, Ulv, interpreting traditional ballads and songs with a medieval perspective.
On baroque violin, Elizabeth has performed and recorded with the Oslo Baroque Orchestra, Barokkanerne, The Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, and the project, “Nodebog” performing music documented in fiddlers’ notebooks from the 18th century in Norway.
She plays hardingfele and fiddle with Feleboga, a Norwegian band performing both traditional music from Norway and old-time music from Appalachia. Feleboga has performed concerts and taught dance workshops in Germany, Iceland, Poland, Thailand and the US.
Tickets: 75 dkk / stud: 50 dkk
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Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival 2015 is supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Toyota Fonden, Sonning Fonden, Københavns Kommunes Musikudvalg, Frederiksberg Kommunes Musikudvalg
PARTNERS: Danmarks Radio, KoncertKirken, Trinitatis Kirke, Frederiksberg Kirke, Early Monday, LiteraturHaus, Musikmuseet, Nordic Network for Early Opera
NETWORKS: REMA, NORDEM