Under the title Our Future Past: Early Music in Context, the conference assessed and took a critical look at the current state and future of Early Music in respect of performance, education, research, instrument-making, musicology, and concert promotion. As well as keynote speeches, panel debates, Q&A sessions, and parallel forums covering a variety of thematic strands, there have been digital networking possibilities, poster sessions on groundbreaking research topics, live music performances, and Showcase concerts exploring innovative presentations given by young international ensembles in Bozar. The initially planned Early Music Fair has been replaced with a specific online course for instrument makers and editors during the Summit, with opportunities to meet customers and peers. The sessions related to early music education organized in cooperation with the AEC Early Music Task Force took place online on Saturday 21st November but AEC members have been welcome to take part in all the event sessions and concerts.
Please find the full programme at the webpage of the event.
The programme proposed by the AEC has been organized by the Early Music Task Force:
Issac Alonso de Molina – Royal Conservatoire The Hague – AEC Early Music Task Force Chairman, representative of AEC in the REMA Summitt organisational committee
Linde Brunmayr-Tutz – Musikhochschule Trossingen – AEC Early Music Task Force member
Ashley Solomon – Royal College of Music in London – AEC Early Music Task Force member
Claire Michon – Pole Alienor, Poitiers – AEC Council Member responsible of activities in the field of Early Music
Sara Primiterra – AEC Office – Coordinator of the Early Music activities at the AEC
Watch the introduction video about the AEC and its Early Music Platform prepared for the Early Music Summit 2020.
Saturday 21st November 10:00 – 11:00: Artistic Training
This AEC-curated session reviews all the fundamental questions before starting to teach Early Music in a Conservatoire:
– What is the importance of being historically informed in live and recorded performance?
– What is the relationship between the subjective and objective aspects of music, research and the actual performance? Is there a dichotomy between theory and artistic practice?
– How does EM/HiP/HP contribute in a meaningful way to society?
What is the role of vocation in music and how can or should we be encouraging and nurturing this?
– “Keeping it live” – are we currently experiencing the death of live music? Will the consumer miss the live experience if they’ve never had it? Can the current digital world enhance our experience in EM/HiP/HP?This AEC-curated session reviews all the fundamental questions before starting to teach Early Music in a Conservatoire: What is the importance of being historically informed in live and recorded performance? What is the relationship between the subjective and objective aspects of music, research and the actual performance? Is there a dichotomy between theory and artistic practice?
The session features contributions by:
Anna Danilevskaia, Sollazzo Ensemble
Jean-Christophe Frisch, Le Baroque Nomade / Université Paris Sorbonne
Peter Van Heyghen, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Session moderated by Isaac Alonso de Molina, chairman of the AEC Early Music Task Force. We invite you to watch Isaac’s pre-recorded key-note speech “Musica Practica: Towards A Redefinition Of Early Music In The Conservatoire”.
Tomorrow Saturday 21st November 11:00 – 12:30: The Future of Early Music Departments
This second session curated by AEC offers an opportunity to work in small groups on themes such as:
– Is it necessary to have a more precise definition of EM/HiP/HP within the education sector, or is EMHiP/HP enough as a definition?
– What has EM/HiP/HP brought to the Conservatoire paradigm? How would the cultural life within the Conservatoire be different had there been no EM/HiP/HP in the last 40/50 years?
– How has the Conservatoire paradigm influenced/shaped/affected the world of EM/HiP/HP?
– What is the future of EM/HiP/HP department/faculty? Is it necessary to have separate department/faculty within institutions or should they be absorbed into the modern music department/faculty.
– What is Early Music’s relationship with elitism and excellence and what do we hope to achieve for future generations of students?
The session features contributions by:
Kelly Landerkin, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (watch the 5 minutes video)
Vittorio Ghielmi, Mozarteum Salzburg ( watch the 8 minutes video)
Pedro Sousa e Silva, ESMAE Porto (watch the 7 minutes video)
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde, ensemble Postscript (watch the 7 minutes video)
Discussion moderated by the members of the AEC Early Music Task force: Linde Brunmayr-Tutz (Musikhochschule Trossingen), Claire Michon (AEC Council / Pole Alienor Poitiers), Ashley Solomon (Royal College of Music in London), Isaac Alonso de Molina (Royal Conservatoire The Hague)
Structure of the session:
11:00 – 11:05 Introduction (plenary)
11:05 – 11:45 First Group Discussion Round (4 groups)
11:45 – 12:25 Second Group Discussion Round (4 groups)
12:25 – 12:30 Closing (plenary)
watch this presentation by Sara Primiterra
Watch the keynote speech by Isaac Alonso de Molina
watch the pre-recorded statements by Kelly Landerin, Vittorio Ghielmi, Pedro Sousa e Silva and OctavieDostaler-Lalonde on the future of Early Music Departments
Watch the live statements given by Peter van Heyghen,Jean-Cristophe Frisch and Anna Danilevskaia, followed by discussion with the audience moderated by Isaac Alonso de Molina
watch the introduction to the discussion on the Future of Early Music Departments by Isaac Alonso de Molina
watch the discussion on the future of Early Music Departments with Kelly Landerkin moderated by Claire Michon
watch the discussion on the future of Early Music Departments with Vittorio Ghielmi, moderated by Ashley Solomon
watch the discussion on the future of Early Music Departments with Pedro Sousa Silva moderated by Isaac Alonso de Molina
watch the discussion on the future of Early Music Departments with Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde moderated by Linde Brunmayr-Tutz