This summer Ensemble Musica Humana is coming back to Boston for an exciting concert tour and to record our second album! We will be performing in the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe series and the Society for Historically Informed Performance Summer concert series. To offset booking and registration fees we have launched a fundraising campaign and invite you to visit our page and have a look at some of the neat prizes we are offering for your kind donations!
"There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the Spheres."
Ensemble Musica Humana is a vibrant new ensemble specializing in imaginative performances of Medieval and Renaissance music. Drawing from primary sources we seek to shed new light on music from this volatile time in human history, and breathe life into the multitude of music from these eras that has yet to be performed or recorded.
The ensemble takes its name from the Pythagorean concept of the Music of the Spheres as presented in the seminal work of Boethius, De Musica, which describes the three branches of music. Musica Mundana, the divine harmony created by the movements of the stars and planets; Musica Instrumentalis, the sounds made by instruments and singers; and Musica Humana, the music that resonates within the human body when it is in harmony with the music of the spheres.