International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries

‘Mystic Music’ temporary Ghent Altarpiece exhibition

'Mystic Music’ temporary Ghent Altarpiece exhibition

Mystical Music explores the musical world of the famous panels of the Ghent Altarpiece. Do the angels sing plainchant or in polyphony? Is the organ player on the right accompanying the music being performed on the left? How can musical representations from over five hundred years old inspire musicians nowadays? And how can an instrument maker gain a better understanding of how the organ was played in the late Middle Ages? We search eloquent answers to these interesting questions throughout the work of instrument maker Andrzej Perz (University College Ghent) and of Hendrik Vanden Abeele (Alamire Foundation and Ensemble Psallentes).

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10/09/2015 – 03/04/2016

Caermersklooster Provincial Cultural Centre, Ghent

Open: 10 till 17h (access until 16h30)

Closed: each Monday. 24, 25, 31/12 and 1/1