Nigel North: The French Lute of the 17th-century
Wollman Hall, The New School
65 West 11th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10011
Free, no tickets required
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A presentation by Nigel North on the instrument, tuning, tablatures, and music that a lutenist lived with 350 years ago. 

Hosted by the Center for Transformative Media at The New School, with Mannes College of Music.

About Nigel North:

Nigel North is Professor of Lute at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University, and a former faculty member of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and the Berlin Musik Hochschule in Germany. As a lutenist, he worked with many of the world's leading baroque ensembles and was a founding member of the ensemble Romanesca.  Mr.  North has recorded the complete lute works of English Renaissance composer John Dowland as well as transcribed Bach’s cello suites and solo violin works for the lute. He is the author of Continuo Playing on the Lute, Archlute, and Theorbo.

About NYGF Academy:
Launching at NYGF ’16, this new tradition brings together students, instrument makers, composers, audiophiles, discerning aficionados, and master soloists in convivial symposiums devoted to different aspects of performing, recording, writing for, and building guitars. The Academy will be co-curated by David Spelman and Ed Keller, the director of The New School's Center for Transformative Media (home to the “Future of Guitar” series). “I’ve long wanted to expand the educational components of the Festival, and this takes an important first step in that direction,” NYGF Founder David Spelman explains. “Our ambition is for the Academy to become the TED Talks of all things guitar,” says Spelman.