I am happy to announce that our first prototype has been built! I will be taking this first bass to accompany my talk on the project at the Sam Houston State International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought the first week of April. Many thanks to John Pringle for all of his hard work and dedication in getting this first instrument completed!
The project has been silent for a while but that has not been for lack of progress behind the scenes. I am happy to report that John Pringle has begun reconstructing the first viol for the consort. The Kickstarter campaign will launch after the first instrument has been completed, so I should have some photographs to share at that time. Also, I have been accepted to give a paper on this project at the International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University between April 4–6, 2013. More information on this conference can be found here. There is a possibilty that the first viol will be on display to accompany the paper.I also will be working to update the Iconography section of this site in the coming weeks with newly found images.
Website has been launched! Check back for news about our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, news regarding the reconstruction of the consort, upcoming lectures and events, and more!
We are very excited to have some excellent musicians on board with the project! This summer we will be applying for grants and starting a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise money to reconstruct four viols with luthier John Pringle. We will begin development of our first viol later this summer.
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