Marks Tey, Colchester CO6, UK

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"A fantastic fusion of early music and 21st century technology."

LOOPING THROUGH TIME

Medieval and Renaissance music as it would have been if they'd had looping stations back in the day. Historical tunes played on historical instruments, taking you on a journey from the 13th to the 17th centuries through a brilliant whirl of up-beat dances, soulful songs and stately consorts.

 

LIZZIE GUTTERIDGE

Lizzie performs up and down the country, in and out of historical costume, as a member of Blondel, The York Waits & Wyldes Noyse. Freelance engagements have included the Globe's “Nell Gwynn”, both on tour and in the West End, “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” at the Wanamaker Theatre, performances in Morocco and London with Passamezzo, and large scale events at Hampton Court and the Tower of London.
“Consort of 1” combines early music on historical instruments with the use of live looping equipment which allows layering of parts to show Medieval and Renaissance melodies from a new perspective.

 

30th June 1.30-2.30pm

Firestarter - John Ball and the Great Revolt at Finchingfield Guildhall

A collaboration with story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance...

11th July 2018 at 1pm

Lunchtime Concert at St Andrew's Church, Earls Colne

Some of the most fascinating and complex music of the 14th century, with compositional techniques we commonly associate with 20th century modernism: canons, inversions, prolation, hockets and isorhythm... The results are remarkably beautiful and the effect often quite serene. This music is very well suited to the live-looping set-up which allows us to hear the individual layers of each piece as they slot together. For variety's sake there'll also be a couple of the 14th century's catchiest tunes!

10th August 2019 at 2pm

Looping at Slackfolk, Colchester

TBC depending on whether Slackfolk manage to find a new venue folloing the closure of the Piatto cafe...

6th-8th September 2019

Looping at Medieval Music in the Dales

I'll be doing some looping on the Castle stages at various times throughout the festival, as well as leading some workshops and exhibiting with The Shawm Shop.

2nd February 2020 at 5.30pm

Firestarter - John Ball and the Great Revolt at Colchester Early Music

A collaboration with story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance...