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Stevie Wishart (symphony)

see also Stevie Wishart (conductor)

see also Stevie Wishart (medieval fiddle)

Stevie Wishart developed her musical studies at the University of York, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and with a Vicente Canada Blanch Fellowship at Oxford University.

As the founder-director of Sinfonye since 1986, Stevie Wishart has been pioneering a new approach to the medieval repertory, combining performance practices from certain traditional musics with historical research. Such explorations have also influenced her own compositions which reflect the sonorous overlaps between medieval and traditional musics, and contemporary and experimental idioms.

Recent performance projects have spanned both medieval and contemporary repertoires. These include reconstructing the recently discovered Cantigas de Amor by Dom Dinis of Portugal (1261-1325) for a world premiere at the 1992 Utrecht Festical. and devising a multi-media presentation of the Symphony of Celestial Revelations by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) for the 1992 Adelaide, York and Exeter Festivals and BBC Radio. Sinfonye were also filmed for the documentary on improvisation presented by Derek Bailey.

With her own music, Wishart collaborated with four Sydney musicians to compose and perform in a dance-music piece, The Square of Infinity (directed by Tess de Quincey), which was initiated and premiered in the isolated dry bed of Lake Mungo, New South Wales and in Sydney, and collaboratively composed the soundtrack for a film version. She devised a new piece with the music-text group, the Machine for Making Sense. Recent performances have included those for the London Musicians' Collective (LMC) Festival, London and the Fabrik Jazz, Zurich. This was the culmination of a project to collaborate with an octet of women improvisers from various European countries.

'Bella Domna – The medieval woman: Lover, poet, patroness & saint' (CDH55207)
Bella Domna – The medieval woman: Lover, poet, patroness & saint
with Sinfonye
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55207  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Aj deus, se sab'ora meu amigo  No 4 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Aj ondas que eu vin veer  No 7 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Cantigas de amigo (Codax/Lawrence-King)
Domna, pos vos ay chausida (Anon)
Eno sagrado en vigo  No 6 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax/Lawrence-King)
Estampie Royal 'No 3' (Anon)
Mandad' ei comigo  No 2 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Mia jrmana fremosa, treides comigo  No 3 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Ondas do mar de vigo  No 1 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
Quantas sabedes amar amigo  No 5 of Cantigas de amigo (Codax)
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