The Ancient Orchestra
The project was carried out at the Centre for Theatre Practices from July 2001 to March 2004, under the supervision of Tomasz Rodowicz and Maciej Rychły:
In the years 2003/2004 the Ancient Orchestra pursued the international project known as the unknown sources of European music – the Ancient Greece, as a part of the Culture 2000 programme of the European Commission. Timeline: 27 October 2001, Gardzienice; the first concert of the Orchestra, as a part of the festival OFF-Confrontations
4 – 5 December 2001, Gardzienice; concerts featuring Bulgarian musicians Theodossi Spassov and Stoyan Yankulov
6 June, 2002, Warsaw, Poland; concert with Theodossi Spassov and Stoyan Yankulov
15 June 2002, Gardzienice; concert with Theodossi Spassov and Stoyan Yankulov
18 August 2002, Jaroslaw; theatrical concert (inauguration of the Festival Song of Our Roots)
20 December 2002, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
9 January 2003, Gardzienice
15 – 16 May 2003, Krakow; concert, seminar, book promotion of J. Landels’ Music in Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. Homini and the Centre for Theatre Practices GARDZIENICE
23 – 24 May 2003, Brzezinka, near Wroclaw, the concerts
6 June 2003, Slupsk, the concert (Art Festival Greece 2003)
13 – 14, 19 September 2003, 17 – 18 October 2003 – concerts as part of the Ancient Greece – GARDZIENICE Cosmos programme
29 September – 1 October 2003, Vienna; concert and seminars at the International Symposium on Ancient Music – meetings over two millennia. Contemporary performance of the music of Ancient Greece – in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute in Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences
20 – 23 November 2003, Atlantic College, Wales (UK) – a performance Hode Galatan realized in collaboration with The Earthfall Dance Company from Cardiff, and workshop sessions.
14 -18 January 2004, Ancient Warsaw – Hode Galatan. Sketches from the Delphic Hymns – Ancient Orchestra performance in collaboration with The Earthfall Dance Company (dir. J. Ennis, J. Cohen, T. Rodowicz); promotion of a book by Martin West – the Music of Ancient Greece; seminars and workshops.
5 – 7 April 2004, Poznań – the Museum of Instruments, seminar the perspectives of research on ancient music and the promotion of books: Martin West’s Music in Ancient Greece and John Landels’ Music in Ancient Greece and Rome; opening of the exhibition of the reconstructed instruments, many concerts and workshops.
Coordination of the project: Tomasz Rodowicz
Musical direction: Maciej Rychły Since March 2004, the programme operates outside the Centre for Theatre Practices in the Theatre Association CHOREA (chorea.com.pl) appointed by Tomasz Rodowicz, Dorota Porowska and Elżbieta Rojek.