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Agnethe Christensen, originally from Sweden, studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory and specialized in renaissance and medieval singing with Andrea von Ramm in Basel and furthermore in Rome and Paris. Well known for her unconventional interpretations of modern and classical works, folk and early vocal music. Agnethe has worked with modern composers Luca Lombardi, Palle Mikkelborg, Wolfgang Rihm, Luciano Berio and John Cage, with opera, folk and film music.
Agnethe's expertise is within the field of early music and historically informed folk music and together with ULV where she performs medieval Nordic ballads and sacred music with singer Lena Susanne Norin and fiddle player Elizabeth Gaver, she presents Swedish traditional music in a historic perspective.
Home in Copenhagen she works together with the the medieval ensemble Alba and together with the Welsh harper Helen Davies with traditional music from Shetland, Orkney and the Hebridees searching the old norse influence and reconstructing the old poetry of the past. In the project Music of the Mysteries she collaborates with musicians from both the classical and world music scene.
02 July 2016
Cambridge University, Pembroke College Chapel, 19h30.
'The Consolation of Philosophy’. Continuing their project with musicologist Sam Barrett, the three musicians of Sequentia will present a full programme of Boethian song. A world premiere!
12-19 November 2016
USA tour (Seattle, Kansas City, Milwaukee)
Monks Singing Pagans
New program given birth at Cambridge University
Following working sessions in 2014-15 with musicologist Sam Barrett in the USA (Harvard University and Ohio State University) and in Cambridge (Pembroke College), Sequentia will be in residence at Cambridge University 15-24 April 2016 for the final rehearsals of the new program 'Monks Singing Pagans'. In addition to their rehearsals and working sessions on the songs of Boethius, Sequentia will give a one-day masterclass, and a performance of excerpts from the new program, to be given on 23 April in the Pembroke College Chapel.
The following day the three musicians of Sequentia will fly to the USA for the premiere performance of 'Monks Singing Pagans', to be given at Dartmouth College on 28 April.
Teaching in Basel
Benjamin Bagby will be teaching again in Basel, Switzerland, at his alma mater, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, on 31 October and 01 November 2016.
Beowulf in Russia
On 8 September 2015, Benjamin Bagby performed Beowulf for the first time in the Russian Federation, in the Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow. Following this, Bagby coached an ensemble of Moscow early music performers for the festival La Renaissance, in preparation for their Russian premiere of the 'Roman de Fauvel' on 12 September in Moscow. For this significant event, Bagby was working with Russian instrumentalists Ivan Velikanov, Danil Ryabchikov and French vocalist Marc Mauillon.