Music in Art
Lecturer: Sophie Matthews.
So many of our historical references for musical instruments can be found in works of art. Not only can these windows into the past show us what the instruments looked like but also the social context in which they would have been played. Sophie explores the instruments in selected works and then gives live demonstrations on replicas of the instruments depicted.
Sophie is a musician well-known for her prowess on the English border bagpipes and has become one of the foremost players of the instrument in the UK. She also plays a variety of early woodwind instruments such as shawm, crumhorn and recorder.