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Björn Schmelzer

Björn Schmelzer is a Belgian choral conductor, musicologist, and anthropologist, though he frequently crosses disciplines and incorporates many academics and creative affects in his performances of middle ages music. He founded the vocal ensemble Graindelavoix in 1999, an organization that explores the types of methods in middle ages vocal repertoire. By researching the annals and geography of Mediterranean customs, Schmelzer pulls on traditions within Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, particularly utilizing the ornamentation and designs that are recorded or which still survive. He offers performed like a visitor conductor and provided lectures, additionally composing for various magazines. He was called Youthful Musician of the entire year with the Belgian Music Press. Along the way of leading Graindelavoix, Schmelzer provides noted the group’s actions in movies, and participated in audio-visual installations. He provides recorded many albums for Glossa.

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