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New IMZ Member: Alamire Foundation

A warm welcome to the Alamire Foundation, an internationally recognised centre for research and valorisation of early music in Belgium!

  • Alamire Foundation – House of Polyphony | Copyright: © Alamire Foundation

    Alamire Foundation – House of Polyphony © Alamire Foundation

  • Alamire Sound Lab | Copyright: © Rob Stevens

    Alamire Sound Lab © Rob Stevens

  • Alamire Study Centre | Copyright: © Alamire Foundation

    Alamire Study Centre © Alamire Foundation

The Alamire Foundation is an internationally recognised centre for research and valorisation of early music, related to the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. It focuses in particular on plainchant and polyphony from the Low Countries and brings unknown and unexplored material to the digital and public space and worldwide stage. It makes the existing expertise on music and musical life in the Low Countries accessible through knowledge building, international valorisation in both Europe and the US, and artistic realisation.

Using state-of-the-art methods in the field of digitisation and performance, the musical repertoire is made digitally accessible and given its place in artistic practice on and off the stage. The music is made accessible during labs, in publications and facsimiles, in brand-new film productions on alamire.tv featuring world renowned ensembles and experts in the field of musicology, codicology, history, literature, etc, via innovative databases, via CD productions with masterpieces of the past recorded at the highest artistic level and under the best possible conditions, and via public activities (including lecture-performances, concerts).

International cooperation and contacts with the cultural sector and the academic world result in collaborative projects, presentation moments, exhibitions, and multimedia applications. The Alamire Foundation offers musicians a sanctuary to freely explore the repertoire and its historically informed performance, to experiment with it, and to present the artistic results.

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