Project videos

Sound Memories, 2016-2019

This video offers a reflection of the work of the past three years, highlighting many of our achievements and what members of the project viewed as particularly valuable insights they gained from being part of the team.

Sound Memories: The Musical Past in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Sound Memories project (SoundMe for short) is an exciting collaborative research project looking at the uses of the past in the music of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. This video introduces the core aims of our project, explaining what our project is about, what we seek to achieve, and how this shall be done.

Preserving and Transforming Sound Memories. Workshops in Prague and Warsaw

A video presenting highlights of workshops that took place in Prague and Warsaw in April 2018 entitled ‘Preserving and Transforming Sound Memories: Motivations – Strategies – Techniques’ with music performed by Anonymous III.

The SoundMe Project Conference – Utrecht 28-29 May 2018

A video presenting highlights of the international SoundMe Project Conference that took place in Utrecht in May 2018, including musical performances by Associate Partners Bastarda, La Morra and Trigon Ensemble.

The Presence of the Past – Prague, 3 October 2018

This video presents the SoundMe concert in Prague, during which five pieces by young composers were premiered. All were inspired by the concept ‘Uses of the Past’ and based on musical material studied by the SoundMe team.

The Presence of the Past II – Prague/Lübeck, March 2019

The project “The Presence of the Past” presented in October 2018 (see the video above) inspired students from the Music Academy in Lübeck (Germany) to write their own compositions working with the concept of “Uses of the Past”. They visited Prague in March 2019, worked together with Czech musicians, attended seminars and presented their music at a concert.

Medieval Music Reaching Out: Sound Memories and our Cultural Roots

This video presents highlights of the first phase of an outreach project involving the Cambridge team, with schools from the local area. The project – which aims to introduce children of all ages to the study and performance of medieval music – culminated in a performance at Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, with the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble VOCES8 on 19 March 2019.