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Verçeppe - Alkemie Live 2019
00:00 / 00:00
2023-2024
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES
COMING SOON!

Alkemie's spirited performances of medieval music are grounded in historical performance practice and fed by our love of experimentation.

Alkemie's 2023-2024 season

We are hard at work on our programming for next season! NYC audiences will have the chance to hear 4 programs, including album release concerts for Fine Companion and Love to My Liking, the first-ever live show of the music from Pentiment, and a commissioning project with Forward Music Project featuring new settings of female troubadour texts by female and non-binary composers. We will also take Call Me Marie on the road to VA!

Job Opening: Marketing Associate

Alkemie has a new opening for a part-time marketing associate! We are accepting applications until September 15. Are you (or do you know) someone who'd be great at managing and creating written and graphic content for marketing campaigns (concerts, recordings, and other events), as well as increasing awareness? Read more via the link below - we look forward to hearing from you!

Hear Alkemie on Obsidian's Pentiment!

We are so excited about the recent release of Pentiment! We have been working on the music for this 16th-century Bavarian murder-mystery role-playing video game for the last 3 years - we are so excited to be playing it, hearing it, and sharing it with you. It's been a joy to work with director Josh Sawyer to compose and arrange historically-informed and historical repertoire that supports the illuminated/woodcut art style of this adventure. In talking about the historical accuracy of Pentiment, Sawyer explained, "We put a lot of effort into making this as historically accurate as we can without sacrificing the story...you might hear some familiar tunes, but all the music [Alkemie ] has created has been really really cool."

Reviews for the music have been overwhelmingly positive, with the biggest complaint being that there wasn't more! 

- "When [the soundtrack] does kick in during various moments like a nun singing in church, or a jaunty tune accompanying a harrowing chase it is damned good. Featuring a mix of classics performed specifically for the game and new tunes it matches the setting well." 

- Jesse 'Doncabesa' Norris, Xboxera

 - "Forget the blood-soaked fury of 'God of War: Ragnarök', or the mysterious world of 'Elden Ring.' 'Pentiment' is the most engrossing video game from a major studio in 2022...The score, created by the medieval music ensemble Alkemie, is used sparingly, but when choir music or a haunting violin piece suddenly hits during a dramatic moment, it truly elevates the experience to a height normally reserved for angels and aircrafts."

- Jakob Hansen, Gamereactor

Read more about Pentiment here.

Tracy and Sian also did an interview with Josh Sawyer on the podcast "Music Respawned" - listen here (and on your favorite podcast apps)!

Alkemie featured on REMA Festival

Our recent "Like a Woman" Program was one of the two video concerts by U.S. ensembles to be featured as part of REMA's Early Music Day Festival.

REMA is the representative network for Early Music in Europe, composed by 86 members in 21 countries.

Alkemie awarded NYSCA &  DCA grants

We are grateful to announce that we have been awarded two grants to support our 2022-2023 New York Concert Series! The New York State Council for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council recently notified Alkemie of 2-year awards to support our our work as we continue to find ways to make music and connect with people as we rebuild.

Alkemie is supported by

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The programs of Alkemie Early Music are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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