Ex Silentio: Late medieval and traditional music and songs from the Mediterranean countries
“Mneme” by the Greek early music ensemble “Ex Silentio” is an intriguing collection of musical remembrances from all around the mediterranean sea: dances, songs and instrumental pieces from medieval and early renaissance sources.
The musicians of Ex Silentio, being at home both in the traditional folk music and the “classical” early music world, create a colorful portrait of these ancient times, telling of mighty kings, noble knights and beautiful princesses that once populated those countries as well as people’s imaginations then as now.
“Mneme” is as much a historically well-informed performance of this ancient music as it is a visionary and highly creative fairytale derived from Greek mythology and mediterranean psyche.
Theodora Baka – voice
Tobias Schlierf – voice, hurdy-gurdy, fiddle, organ portative
Dimitris Kountouras – recorder, musical direction
Thimios Atzakas – oud
Andreas Linos – fiddle & viola da gamba
Elektra Miliadou – fiddle & viola da gamba
Nikos Varelas - percussion
Creative music practices of performance and recording. They reflect the creative nature of cultural and historical blending, and the appreciation of openness to new , however "small', moments.