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2024 EMA Summit Presentation

Money in Both Pockets: A Wealth of Knowledge Through Combining Aural and Written Traditions

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2024 EMA Summit Presentation
2024 EMA Summit Presentation

Time & Location

Oct 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – Oct 22, 2024, 4:00 PM

Cleveland, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

About the event

Many historical performers know there is a connection between aurally transmitted European traditional dance music styles and early music, yet musicians interested in exploring these styles often do not know where to begin. Guided by research processes that the Berwick Fiddle Consort has developed over the past six years, this workshop offers a safe and fun space to engage with aural learning. Participants will explore practices and skills necessary for researching aural music traditions and performing aurally transmitted music in a way that honors traditional performance practices. We encourage all participants to bring an instrument (A=415) or sing along.

Presenter: The Berwick Fiddle Consort – Lydia Becker and Julia Connor

Boston-based violinist and fiddler Julia Connor is a co-founder of both the Berwick Fiddle Consort, which performs historical folk music on period instruments, and Room to Spare, which composes and performs original music blending jazz, classical, and folk traditions. Recent highlights include performances at the Boston Early Music Festival, GBH Radio Boston, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Pegasus Early Music, residencies at Avaloch Farm, and teaching at the Panama Jazz Festival.

French-American violinist Lydia Becker unites historical performance practices with creativity and curiosity. Based in New York City, she freelances throughout North America and Europe, and co-leads traditional music sessions at the Juilliard School. Her 2024 season includes performances with The English Concert, Paul O’Dette, ARTEK with Enrico Gatti, Berwick Fiddle Consort, and the Academy of Sacred Drama.

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