Sept. 1, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— LIBER, an ensemble interpreting late Medieval music, will perform Sept. 11 at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Evelyn Chapel. Assistant Professor of Music William Hudson is the founder and artistic director of LIBER.
For over a decade, LIBER has been the leading interpreter of late Medieval music in the United States. Hudson said those unfamiliar with Medieval music often consider it exciting and fast paced. “Unlike Renaissance music, which begins to contain vertical harmonies and sonorities created with multiple voices, Medieval music was conceived one line at a time, so there are two or three distinct horizontal melodies occurring simultaneously,” he said.
In 2009, LIBER was awarded the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society. Other awards include First Prize at the International Young Artist’s Presentation – Early Music, the Professional Development Award from Early Music America, and semifinalist status at New York’s prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition. LIBER has performed throughout the United States and internationally.
The concert will be held Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Evelyn Chapel, 1301 N. Park St., Bloomington. The concert is free and open to the public.
By Reilly Kasprak ’17