Music by Leonin, Perotin and Philip the Chancellor
From the 12th to the 13th century, a musical turning point took place around the Paris cathedral, the "event of Notre Dame": an independent musica mensurabilis, a music with independent musical measurement, emerged.
For the first time, composers known by name, such as Leonin and Perotin, and firmly defined works appear in writing, and musical creation is reflected in a theoretical discussion.
The program reflects the innovations and issues of the time. The focus, like the soaring pillars of Gothic cathedrals, is on Perotin's monumental, sonorous four-part organas.
Perotin's works are flanked by selected compositions by Leonin, who is named in the sources as Perotin's forerunner. In between, works by Philip the Chancellor unfold like filigree connecting arcs.
A program variant consists in the combination with excerpts from Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Sunday" from "Light" together with the light art of Casa Magica.
Organa and Conductus of Leonin, Perotin and Philip the Chancellor
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Excerpts from "Sunday" from "Light
Medium to large church rooms
- Via Medieval, Otterberg Abbey Church (2014)
- Hour of church music, Stiftskirche Stuttgart (2006)
- Festival montalbane (2006)
- Via Mediaeval, Speyer Cathedral (2005)