Performing in the 2012 Green Show Saturday, June 30
Music of Shakespeare's Time
Ever heard a krummhorn, gittern, or pipe and tabor? Master musician takes you inside the world of early instruments.
Enjoy a blast from the past, as former OSF resident Sue Carney plays an array of seldom-heard historic instruments, and answers your questions about music through the ages. Where does music come from? How long have people been making musical instruments? What role did music play in the lives of people in the Renaissance? How do instruments work? Through inter-weaving themes from the fields of music, history, neuro-science, archaeology, and natural history, a story emerges that invites listeners to make new connections between their personal journey and the fascinating world of the past.
Sue is best known for her work as a composer, producer, and performer at the acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she has been regularly commissioned to create music for theater, dance, and video productions. She is also a director and founding member of The Terra Nova Consort, an ensemble dedicated to exploring the roots of today's world music. Equally at home in modern and historic musical worlds, Carney's performances effortlessly span genres from jazz, blues & rock, to Latin and world music. Her songs and compositions likewise draw inspiration from the many musical realms she has explored in her unconventional career.