NOMEMUS – Nordic Medieval Music

NOMEMUS makes medieval music alive today for a broad audience of all ages. We want to create events for musical experiences and discoveries. Medieval music is presented at concerts and lectures. Most of the music is presented at an annual festival in Söderköping, Sweden. This is in three concerts but also through courses and lectures. But we also want to present the music at other places and circumstances. For the coming year we will do a concert in Linköping, and also in Askeby church in Östergötland. Our aim is to teach and inspire people around medieval music of both secular and profane tradition, and we hope to create meeting-places and a network for artists, historical specialists and an interested audience.

The festival started in 2008 and takes place every year in the end of August or early September. This is also during the town festival Söderköpings Gästabud. An event that focuses on medieval culture and the history of the town Söderköping . The musicfestival works mainly with professional artists from the Nordic countries but also with artists from countries around the Baltic sea.

Next years festival will take place between 28th of August until 1st of September.. The start will be an evening concert at 19, in Linköping cathedral. After that there will be three concerts in the evenings in Söderköping. These will take place as earlier years in the S:t Laurentii church and Drothem church. On Saturday 27th, there will also be a lecture with music in S:t Laurentii parish house, On Sunday 1st at 11 there will be a service with medieaval music in S:t Laurentii church, and in the evening a concert at 18 in the church of the old monastery of Askeby.

For the programme of earlier years, see Tidigare års festivaler. There you will find links to You Tube with extracts from concerts. On You Tube we also have short lectures on different aspects of medieval music and culture. They can be texted in English. (see social media below)

We also plan for a course for singers and instrumentalists during all the festival days, starting on the 29th of August. See also ”Årets kurs” for the information on what we did this year.

Lars Jonsson – Artistic leader