Bel Ayre in Normandy and Ghent

bel ayreI am in Honfleur, Normandy with my dear friends in the trio Bel Ayre. They’ve invited a few other people to joint them in this fabulous programme called Adieu Anvers, which chronicles the journey of some musicians from Antwerp to Italy in the 16th century. It’s been incredibly fun playing old music with these guys, because I know everyone in the group only from playing contemporary music projects. We know each other very well musically, but now we’re conversing in a different language. And oddly enough, our previous rehearsals had always been in English but in this project there is a critical mass of Francophony so the balance of our actual spoken language has tilted in a different direction as well….