Rib is pleased to present BRUD’s fourth episode of Radio JUJU: Adagio following Inigo Wilkins’ Andante, featuring luthier and musician Giuseppe Severini. Giuseppe Severini will give a talk titled Sounds of the Cosmos: Heavenly Harmony since Prehistory to Modern Times, followed by a concert on instruments designed and built by Signore Severini himself.
A maker of “philological instruments” from the Dark Ages, Signore Severini’s lively blog and Youtube channel reconstruct forgotten musical histories and instruments using a combination of field visits, scholarly research, and classical craftsmanship. Severini previously built the Harp of BRUD, an enneatonic Aeolian harp devised by BRUD based on classical Greek macrotonal tuning. When asked which instruments he would bring to JUJU, he replied: “I don’t know yet! I must choose the best: Cosmic psaltery, Boneflute, conchshell, mizmar, rombos, little organistrum.”
Talk, followed by concert
by Giuseppe Severini
Giuseppe Severini (IT, 1953) is a musician and luthier dedicated to the study and reconstruction of stringed instruments and vocal repertories of 11th and 12th centuries. He is director of ‘Secoli Bui’ society and Casa della Musica e della Liuteria (House of music and lutherie) in Randazzo, a private museum open to visitors. Affiliations: Apemutam (France) and Istituto di Archeoastronomia Siciliana. He joined meetings and medieval music festivals in Paris, Chartres, Le Havre, Largentière, Grasse, Santiago de Compostela, Moissac, Montpellier, Perugia, Bevagna and Palermo.