Altera Luce (2017)

Eivind Buene, Guillaume Dufay, Francesco Landini, Guillaume de Machaut

Currentes

If the world is brimming over with anything, then it is love songs lasting three to five minutes. Nevertheless, Currentes is adding a new collection to this evergrowing number. Why? Well, we believe we can offer something new. Virtually all of these beautiful songs, written when the rhyme moon/June was first conceived, are essentially unknown to today’s listeners.

Those who may already know some of the songs will nonetheless enjoy these creative new Currentes arrangements and instrumentations. And for those who thought that the piano was an eighteenth-century invention, we offer a curiosity: there was a late medieval clavichord with metal tangents, and the ensemble’s keyboardist, David Catalunya, has had such a piano reinvented, based on drawings and descriptions from the 1400s. This is the first album to use such an instrument.
In addition to the lovely songs from the past, we are especially proud of the totally new songs that Eivind Buene has written for Currentes. His imaginative miniatures for medieval ensemble are recorded here for the first time.

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Currentes

Currentes was founded in 2006 by its artistic director, Jostein Gundersen. Since then, the ensemble has performed in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy. Currentes´ artistic goal is to explore and create new modes of expression. The ensemble specialises in polyphonic music from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but their interest in new forms of expression has led also to collaboration with the composers Eivind Buene, Morten Eide Pedersen, Ruben S. Gjertsen and Alwynne Pritchard. Together with Gjertsen and Pritchard, Currentes is from 2015 to 2018 involved in an artistic research project at the University of Bergen, the Grieg Academy - Department of music. Read about it in English here, or Norwegian here. Currentes is co-founder and partner of Bergen Medieval Music Days www.bmmd.no, a festival that takes place every September.

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Altera Luce (2017)

Eivind Buene, Guillaume Dufay, Francesco Landini, Guillaume de Machaut

Currentes

Digital Converters: Horus
Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Thomas Wolden
Producer: Vegaard Landaas
Recording Engineer: Thomas Wolden
Recording location: VAKSDAL CHURCH, Oslo
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: 64fs

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Francesco Landini - Altera luce
Francesco Landini
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Francesco Landini - Angelica bilt?
Francesco Landini
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Eivind Buene - Miniature V
Eivind Buene
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Francesco Landini - Ama, donna
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Eivind Buene - Miniature VII
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Francesco Landini - Nella partita
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Guillaume de Machaut - Ploures, dames
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Francesco Landini - Partesi con dolore
Francesco Landini
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Francesco Landini - Po? che partir
Francesco Landini
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Eivind Buene - Miniature II
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Francesco Landini - Quanto pi? caro fai
Francesco Landini
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Eivind Buene - Miniature IV
Eivind Buene
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Francesco Landini - Fa metter bando
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Eivind Buene - Miniature VIII
Eivind Buene
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Francesco Landini - Po? che da morte
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Guillaume Dufay - Vergine bella
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Eivind Buene - Miniature VI
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