Tuesday, December 1st: Google Cultural Institute and over 60 of the world’s foremost cultural institutions launched a new online exhibition to share the unique, interactive experience of performing arts, drama, dance, music and more with the world. Piffaro, the Renaissance Band is pleased to be one of 13 U.S. partners in the North American launch at Carnegie Hall, NYC for our first exhibit. Please refer to the press release from Google for more details about Google’s new online exhibition.
The “Piffaro – Introductions” exhibit provides photos, music, and videos that introduce Piffaro, the Renaissance Band and the period instruments that we use in our performances. The instruments have been specially commissioned and built for the band using designs developed from the band’s extensive research in order to more closely match the actual instruments of the period. Each instrument is described with photos along with a brief description. Video demonstrations by Piffaro musicians, then music samples with photos of those instruments used in a concert setting follow. Most of these instruments are the precursors to modern classical music instruments and are unfamiliar to the general public.