Laus Polyphoniae 2012 sails the Adriatic Sea and anchors on the second festival evening in Friuli, a region situated between the lagoon city Venice, the Alps and Slovenia. In a manuscript held by an archeological museum there, Per-Sonat came across a mystery play from around the year 1400, entitled Planctus Mariae. You will hear this work in conjunction with other passion music from Friulian manuscripts.

The Ensemble Per-Sonat was founded in 2005 as an initiative of soprano Sabine Lutzenberger and flute-player Norbert Rodenkirchen. Initially they performed as a duo, but more and more frequently other specialized musicians have been invited as well with a view to designing with Per-Sonat pioneering medieval concert programmes. In this concert they will show their virtuosity on the basis of a selection of complex ars subtilior scores.

Sabine Lutzenberger, soprano | Michaela Riener, soprano | NN, soprano, recorders, hurdy-gurdy | Achim Schulz, tenor | Elisabeth Rumsey, fiddle | NN, fiddle

On their website you can listen to some audio fragments of Per-Sonat.