H.I.P.S.T.E.R. Launch

Welcome! We’re very happy you’re joining us for the launch of H.I.P.S.T.E.R. The easiest way to follow the day’s events is to like our Facebook page (Now and Then Media, Ltd.) as all of the videos will be posted there and will be going live at their scheduled times (but won’t be available before). However, you can also click through the links below, and you’ll be taken to a new page in YouTube. You can also visit this page to come back to videos and watch them at a later time. Enjoy!


9am–10am

Welcome from Vlad & Yonit

Music, memory, and sacred space: a poetry recitation from Mícheál ‘Moley’ Ó Súilleabháin’s new book Early Music.

Instrument Exhibit

Medieval Harp: Andrew Lawrence-King

Instrument Exhibit

Medieval flute: Norbert Rodenkirchen

10am–11am

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Medieval Vielle: Michelle L O’Connor

After two decades of keeping her visual art and musical identities separate, Michelle L O’Connor now combines them in recordings using both music video and illustration to tell epic medieval legends.

PERFORMANCE

Michelle O’Connor & Shira Kammen, vielles

Giunge’l Bel Tempo Jacobo Da Balogna

Instrument Exhibit

Renaissance Flute: Amanda Markwick

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Psaltery: Andrew Lawrence-King

11am–12pm noon

What do song and cider have in common? Bass-baritone and cornettist Jedediah Allen explores connections between musical practice, performance, and the art of fermentation.

Instrument Exhibit

Ottavino: Colin Booth

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A Recently Restored 19th Century Spanish Pianoforte: Antonio Santos García


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Viol: Susanna Pell

12pm–1pm Midday Meditations

Óscar Mascareñas reads from his new book, Meditations on the Poetics of Experience, where he explores broad aspects of daily experience such as sound, light, colour, silence, time, movement, space and memory.

WAVE~LINKS: Silence at the Centre

Anthony O’Brien discusses how making historic string instruments and pottery start from different places, but meet in the silent centre, where use embodies beauty.

WAVE~LINKS: Hevel הבל

An art project created by Yonit Kosovske during the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, Hevel is a short silent film exploring original still-life photography inspired by the Baroque “Vanitas” paintings symbolising the ephemerality of life and earthly pleasure.

1pm–2pm

WAVE~LINKS: La Volta and Historical Imagination: Explorations in Historical Dance and Poetry

The metred steps of both dance of poetry inspire historian, writer and dancer Felicity Maxwell to recreate dance and verse from Elizabethan times.

Instrument Exhibit

Baroque Violin: Debbie Diamond

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Baroque Viola: Caitríona O’Mahony

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3 String Bass: Malachy Robinson 

2pm–3pm

Baroque violinist Ingrid Matthews shares her insights into cross modalities and commonalities between music and painting, harmony and colour.

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Italian Baroque Harp:Andrew Lawrence-King

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Bandora and Chitarra Battente: Eamon Sweeney

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Renaissance Guitar: Eamon Sweeney

PERFORMANCE: Lute Songs

Eamon Sweeney: lute

Vlad Smishkewych: voice

Mr Dowland’s Midnight, almain for lute (from the Margaret Board Lute Book, 1625)             John Dowland (1563-1626)

Can she excuse my wrongs (First Booke of Songs or Ayres, London, 1597)

3pm–4pm

Contralto Julie Comparini finds unique threads and historical performance practices which stitch together the art of singing Early Music and knitting.

PERFORMANCE  

Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord

Toccata I Libro II by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)

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Regal Organ: Aiden Scanlon

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Clavichord: Aiden Scanlon

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Recorder: Theresa Burton

PERFORMANCE

Theresa Burton, recorder

Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord

Sonata I by Giovanni Paolo Cima (ca 1570–1630) 

4pm–5pm

WAVE~LINKS: Spirit of a Soundboard

Ted Robertson talks about his creative processes and inspirations as a harpsichord builder and painter.

Instrument Exhibit

1738 Vater Harpsichord: Pauline Mac Sweeney

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Arciorgano: Johannes Keller and Caspar Johannes Walter

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Renaissance Lute: Jacob Heringman

5pm–6pm

Soprano Rosemary Heredos spins stories with handcrafts and song, plying together music, manuscripts, and wool to breathe new life into the past.

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Historical (Wire-Strung) Irish Harps: Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin

PERFORMANCE

Canzon “La Berlasina” byTarquino Merula (1595–1665)

Theresa Burton, recorder

Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord

PERFORMANCE 

Ground on a Scotch Humour by Nicola Matteis (fl. ca1670–after 1713)

Theresa Burton, recorder

Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord

Instrument Exhibit

Medieval Bagpipes: Carlos Núñez

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7pm–8pm

Flute player and photographer Miriam Kaczor reflects on finding expression through aperture and embouchure.

Instrument Exhibit

Early Harps: Maura Ó Cróinín

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Sackbut: Stephanie Muncey-Dyer

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Spanish Baroque Harp: Andrew Lawrence-King

8pm–9pm

Pilar Almalé describes how musicking and making art share a language of metaphor and meaning.

Instrument Exhibit

Medieval Fipple Flutes: Jacopo Bisagni

Renaissance Harp: Andrew Lawrence-King

Instrument Exhibit

Baroque Guitar: Eamon Sweeney

PERFORMANCE

Eamon Sweeney, baroque guitar

Guárdame las vacas, Luys de Narváez

PERFORMANCE

Eamon Sweeney, baroque guitar

Canarios, Gaspar Sanz

9pm–10pm
A Light in the Dark Sky: Early Music around the Campfire

WAVE~LINKS: Sound and Light

Teddie Hwang shares her insights into how music and photography offer wisdom that reveals the essence of the other.

WAVE~LINKS: Comet NEOWISE

Time lapse of Comet NEOWISE setting by photographer Jeremy Evans with music performed by Teddie Hwang, traverso.

FINAL PERFORMANCE

La Cerca (The Quest)

Mario Papini, lute