Talks and Demonstrations

Music In Art

Historical musician and instrument maker Sophie Matthews explores the links between the visual and the aural in this one-hour presentation. Drawing on the works of great painters such as Brueghel, Hogarth and Bosch, Sophie presents a variety of images of historical woodwind instruments in their original social context. The symbolism of music in mediaeval and Renaissance arts is also explored, along with live performances of historical music upon authentic instruments.

The Long 18th Century

The 18th century was the last time in Britain where folk music and art music occupied the same space. Historical musician Sophie Matthews explores the links between Handel and hornpipes, ballads and ballets – and the barnyard and Baroque. Featuring performances on authentic instruments, The Long 18th Century is available as an hour-long talk or a 90 minute concert.