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Residency of Ensemble Med

presented by ENCONTROS MED [medieval / mediterranean]
Participating countries:
  • Germany
  • Latvia
  • Portugal
  • Ukraine
  • Music


  • From 08-12-2023 to 10-12-2023
Generation #1


Portugal Open location

Project summary

The artistic residency will put in place Ensemble Med musicians (Daniela Tomaz: historical flutes, adufe, artistic direction; Mariana Fabião: singing; Sérgio Calisto: viola d’amore a chiavi and moraharpa) together with José Alberto Gomes (real time electronics / composition) and D. Amélia Fonseca (“adufe” & singing), who is one of the mythic “Adufeiras de Monsanto”, holding a unique interpretation of playing the Portuguese traditional framedrum “ADUFE”, from which the leading festival ENCONTROS MED draws its inspiration and which is also the symbol of the Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova. They will explore repertoire of the Songbook of Monsanto village, and premiering new works by José Alberto Gomes, inspired by this living tradition.
© Jorge Carmona


Ensemble Med

Biography: Ensemble Med [med: mediterrânean/medieval] is a music performing-research lab aiming at exploring the limits between Early Music and World Music, searching their own living and actual interpretation, in a multicultural mindset.
The Ensemble started in 2012 in the Netherlands, having performed there and in Portugal, France, Turkey and Georgia. They gained a new scope with singer Mariana Fabião (2018), having performed “Intercultural Dialogue in the Medieval Mediterranean” programme, presented in several venues in Portugal, e.g. Casa da Música Porto, Museu do Oriente Lisbon (Live Antena2), and in France (Maison du Portugal, Paris) and Izmir, Turkey (Synagogue of Bet Israel), co-funded by DGARTES. They were also awarded with the Oporto City Council “Shuttle” Programme and Ibermúsicas (Minas Gerais, August 2023). They’ve worked with Early Music specialists Maurício Molina and Adrian Rodriguez van der Spoel in special electronics/early music commissions for online concerts (2020/2021).

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