Our lifelong goal is to give music the chance to move us again. It now becomes a proper cultural project called “The exciting sound of Baroque music”, which will see our commitment to take our music outside theatres and conventional listening spaces to make it available, online and offline, to an ever wider and more diverse audience.
Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Qobuz, YouTube and the major music streaming services will be a key factor in bridging the physical distance between early music and contemporary listeners, who will be able to easily connect with music that is still surprisingly modern, expressive and vital when interpreted with the right awareness and intensity, according to the Accademia Bizantina method.
“The exciting sound of Baroque music” project will involve the collaboration of artists and creatives from a wide range of disciplines, from the dance world to figurative arts, from content creators to dancers and photographers, who will help us tell through their own expressive techniques the value and vitality of music that, interpreted with the right approach and sound, has not lost an ounce of its wonder and ability to inspire amazement.
To those who are still unfamiliar with AB’s performing skills, as well as to those who think that baroque music is too distant, complex or dated, we dedicate the video that opens the project and ‘overturns’ a few widespread clichés about early music, contrasting them with moments of inspiration, creativity and freedom set in the present day.
A completely revamped official website will act as a hub for the planned activities, events and special collaborations that will make up the project between 2023 and 2024. Our profiles on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter will be our platforms to carry out a new way of making music culture through content, in a language that is contemporary, straightforward and more accessible to the younger generations.
Some examples? For starters, we put ourselves out there, we tell our stories. Today, enthusiasts and newcomers alike can get to know better all the souls and voices of the orchestra by browsing through our portraits, watching snapshots and videos ‘stolen’ behind the scenes and discovering where and how ‘The exciting sound of Baroque music’ is born: our method, our dedication.
An in-depth cultural highlight, the exclusive video interviews with our conductor Ottavio Dantone tell us about the Baroque era, its leading figures and its its peculiar aspects, in context with the historical period. A fascinating journey through time, led by a great maestro and expert.
Plus, Baroque music playlists curated by us, in-depth articles on the the great composers and their unconventional personalities, forays behind the scenes and on the stages of the world’s greatest theatres… and much more.
As Accademia Bizantina approaches its first forty year anniversary, with a great deal of experience, encounters and priceless knowledge behind us, we are ready to share with everyone all that we have discovered about Baroque music – so that this music, which was created to move people, can once again resonate among them as never before.
“The exciting sound of Baroque music” project makes its debut at the same time as the ‘Concerto Grosso No. 7 in B flat major, HWV 325: V. Hornpipe’. An extract from Handel’s Opera 6, it is distributed on all digital platforms by HDB Sonus. The complete Opera 6 will be released on November 11th, 2022, to be followed by the release of the complete Opera 3 on December 2nd, 2022.
“To free music, to breathe new life into it, to give it the chance to move us again”: that is our mission, today more than ever.