Featuring: Julie Ryning (voice) & Katelyn Clark (portative organ) with guest artists Ben Grossman (vielle à roue), Douglas Hensley (lute), and Arian Aminalroaya (percussion)
Duo Corvi specializes in secular and sacred music of early European origins. Pairing voice with portative organ (organetto) and clavisimbalum, they transfix audiences with a glimpse into the musical world of medieval and renaissance repertoire. Their current performance project centres on anonyma—uncovering the work of little known female-identifying musicians of 12th- to 14th-century Europe, funded through the Canada Council for the Arts. Duo Corvi (previously music fantasia) has toured in Austria, The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Spain, and has appeared at major international festivals including Musica Antigua Barcelona, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht Fabulous Fringe, Festival de Musica Antigua de Caceres, and the Festival Medieval d’Elx. Locally, the ensemble has worked with numerous presenters and performers including ArtSpring (Saltspring Island BC), Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria BC) and The Ancient Music Society of Victoria. Duo Corvi has been heard on CBC’s North by Northwest and gratefully acknowledges past support of FACTOR, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Early Music Society of the Islands, and MusicBC. Duo Corvi is based in Victoria BC, on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
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