DeNOTE’s approach to historical performance is not just limited to playing ‘period instruments’: many aspects of our interpretations suit modern instruments too.
Through our educational work (interactive performances, side-by-side projects, workshops, masterclasses) we introduce players – young and not so young – to possibilities of sound and style that they can incorporate into their ‘modern’ performance experiences.
DeNOTE has worked with young performers in London, Manchester, Cambridge, Cardiff, Hull, Bristol, Newcastle, Canterbury, Peterborough, Aberdeen, St. Andrews…
We aim, through our performances and also through our educational workshops, to introduce young players to the exciting and colourful soundscape that a period approach can offer. Sometimes on period instruments, mainly on modern instruments, our work with students in Higher Education has focused on reimagining Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, (also, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, Poulenc…) through the eyes and ears of period specialists. Exploring the potential to read ‘between the lines’ of the notated scores and to reconsider possibilities of sound through a knowledge of the colours and textures of instruments familiar to the composers themselves.
DeNOTE’s recent and upcoming education projects include: